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High pressure, mechanical, and optical properties of ZrW2O8
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 109, no 3, 033510- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this paper, we present the high pressure studies of well known negative thermal expansion material ZrW2O8 on the basis of our density functional theory calculations. We reproduce the experimental alpha and gamma crystal structures of ZrW2O8. We calculate the transition pressure (from alpha to gamma) of this material to be approximate to 26 kbar. Our calculated positional and axial parameters are in an excellent agreement with the available experimental values for the both alpha and gamma phases of this material. Then we study the mechanical properties of this material. We calculate the elastic constants, bulk, shear and Young's moduli, Poisson's ratio, and Debye temperature of alpha-ZrW2O8. In our study, we find that the generalized gradient approximation method fails to obtain the correct values while the local density approximation (LDA) method successfully reproduces the experimental bulk modulus of ZrW2O8. Our calculated values of the shear and Young's moduli, Poisson's ratio, and Debye temperature of alpha-ZrW2O8 with LDA method are also in good agreement with the experimental results. Finally, we predict and analyze the optical properties of this material.

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2011. Vol. 109, no 3, 033510- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-31335DOI: 10.1063/1.3544487ISI: 000287366000023ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79951844943OAI: diva2:404577
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QC 20110317Available from: 2011-03-17 Created: 2011-03-14 Last updated: 2011-03-17Bibliographically approved

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