Application of the maximum relative entropy method to the physics of ferromagnetic materials
Abstract
It is known that the Maximum relative Entropy (MrE) method can be used to both update and approximate probability distributions functions in statistical inference problems. In this manuscript, we apply the MrE method to infer magnetic properties of ferromagnetic materials. In addition to comparing our approach to more traditional methodologies based upon the Ising model and Mean Field Theory, we also test the effectiveness of the MrE method on conventionally unexplored ferromagnetic materials with defects.
 Publication:

Physica A Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
 Pub Date:
 August 2016
 DOI:
 10.1016/j.physa.2016.02.069
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1603.00068
 Bibcode:
 2016PhyA..455...11G
 Keywords:

 Entropy;
 Probability theory;
 Statistical mechanics of model systems;
 Condensed Matter  Statistical Mechanics;
 Physics  Data Analysis;
 Statistics and Probability
 EPrint:
 27 pages, 5 figures, 1 table