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Statistical physics for system of dipoles

  1. Dec 2, 2015 #1
    There is a project I'm working on to model the phase transition of 2 polymers with and without an external E-field. The approach I am taking is first to consider 2 types of dipoles, with a constant external field in the 'up' direction.

    I'm thinking in two dimensions for now.

    The dipoles can have 4 orientations and can be next to each other, or on top of one another giving 32 possible configurations. I know this is crying out for a Monte Carlo simulation which is an approach I am also pursuing however I'd like to progress analytically.

    Having calculated the energies for the 2 cases, next to or on top of, I get 2 partition functions and 2 average energies.

    I need to combine the two energies to get an overall average which I can work with in Flory theory. This is where I am having trouble.
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  3. Dec 8, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
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