Tensor fields in crystals and colour groups

R. Berenson, J. N. Kotzev, D. B. Litvin

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The theory of permutational colour groups is used to construct tables of the k = 0 irreducible representations whose basis functions are linear combinations of the components of tensor fields defined on the atoms of a crystal. As examples of their use, these tables are shown to be applicable in determining the k = 0 vibrational modes of a crystal and in applying the Tensor Field Criterion in the Landau theory of continuous phase transitions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)588-591
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Aug 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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