The method of determining the tensor distinction of domains resulting from non-ferroelastic phase transitions from a high symmetry phase of symmetry G to a low symmetry phase of symmetry F of index n = 2 in G (V. Janovec, L. Richterova, and D.B. Litvin, Ferroelectrics 40, 95 (1993)) is extended to the general case of index n > 2. For all cases where n > 2, a tabulation is given of important physical property tensors which can distinguish between domains. This includes both physical property tensors associated with a primary order parameter which can distinguish between all domains, and those associated with secondary order parameters which can distinguish between some but not all domains.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics