Rise and Fall of Reentrant Phase Transitions in a Coupled Spin-Electron Model on a Doubly Decorated Honeycomb Lattice
H. Čenčarikováa and J. Strečka b
aInstitute of Experimental Physics, SAS, Watsonova 47, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
bInstitute of Physics, Faculty of Science, P.J. Šafárik University, Park Angelinum 9, 040 01 Košice, Slovakia
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Phase diagrams and spontaneous magnetization are rigorously calculated for a coupled spin-electron model on a doubly decorated honeycomb lattice, which accounts for a quantum-mechanical hopping of the mobile electrons on decorating sites, the nearest-neighbor Ising coupling between mobile electrons and localized spins, as well as the further-neighbor Ising coupling between the localized spins placed on nodal sites. The spontaneously ordered ferromagnetic phase, spontaneously ordered antiferromagnetic phase and disordered paramagnetic phase emerge in a phase diagram depending on an electron filling of the decorating sites, a relative size of the hopping term and both considered coupling constants. It is evidenced that a nature and size of the further-neighbor Ising coupling between the localized spins basically influences rise and fall of reentrant transitions close to a phase boundary between the paramagnetic phase and both spontaneously ordered phases.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.1021
PACS numbers: 05.50.+q, 05.70.Fh, 71.27.+a, 75.30.Kz