Calculations of thermophysical properties of cubic carbides and nitrides using Debye-Grüneisen model
2007 (English)In: Acta Materialia, ISSN 1359-6454, E-ISSN 1873-2453, Vol. 55, no 4, 1215-1226 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The thermal expansivities and heat capacities of NIX (M = Ti, Zr, Hf, V, Nb, Ta; X = C, N) carbides and nitrides with NaCl structure were calculated using the Debye-Gruneisen model combined with ab initio calculations. Two different approximations for the Gruneisen parameter gamma were used in the Debye-Gruneisen model, i.e. the expressions proposed by Slater and by Dugdale and MacDonald. The thermal electronic contribution was evaluated from ab initio calculations of the electronic density of states. The calculated results were compared with CALPHAD assessments and experimental data. It was found that the calculations using the Dugdale-MacDonald gamma can account for most of the experimental data. By fitting experimental heat capacity and thermal expansivity data below the Debye temperatures, an estimation of Poisson's ratio was obtained and Young's and shear moduli were evaluated. In order to reach a reasonable agreement with experimental data, it was necessary to use the logarithmic averaged mass of the constituent atoms. The agreements between the calculated and the experimental values for the bulk and Young's moduli are generally better than the agreement for shear modulus.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 55, no 4, 1215-1226 p.
heat capacity, thermal expansivity, ab initio calculations, debye-gruneisen model, elastic modulus
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5245DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2006.05.054ISI: 000244548100009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33846575177OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5245DiVA: diva2:8129
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