INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS B, vol.29, no.20, 2015 (SCI-Expanded)
An effective field theory with correlations has been used to study the critical behavior of the spin-1 Blume-Capel bilayer Ising model on a square lattice. The effects of the Hamiltonian parameters on thermodynamic quantities and phase diagrams are investigated in detail. We found that the system exhibits the first and the second order transitions as well as tricritical point. Furthermore, we have observed that the change of tricritical point values depends on interaction parameters.