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Physical Review Letters
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Model of the neutral-ionic phase transformation

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Abstract

A model is presented describing how an organic solid transforms between a neutral and an ionic ground state. Whereas for a one-dimensional stack this transition is expected to be first order, the Coulomb interactions between stacks can cause the phase transition to occur over a broad temperature range by stabilizing an intermediate region in between the neutral and ionic phases, in which both neutral and ionized species coexist, as observed in tetrathiafulvalene-chloranil. © 1981 The American Physical Society.

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14 Dec 1981

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Physical Review Letters

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