The paraelectric low-frequency dynamics of KH2PO 4-type crystals has been investigated on the basis of a new time-dependent pseudospin Hamiltonian which includes both long-range electrostatic interactions and strong short-range interactions which exist within clusters of four neighbouring bonds. The static limit of this model is the well-known four-particle cluster tunnelling Hamiltonian which gives a good account of the static properties of the first-order phase transition in these crystals. First-order time-dependent perturbation theory is used to calculate the dynamical linear response of the system.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics|
|State||Published - 1979|