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  • 1.
    Delczeg, Lorand
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Delczeg, Erna
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Johansson, Börje
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Vitos, Levente
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Density functional study of vacancies and surfaces in metals2011In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, ISSN 0953-8984, E-ISSN 1361-648X, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 045006-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We compare the performances of three common gradient-level exchange-correlation functionals for metallic bulk, surface and vacancy systems. We find that approximations which, by construction, give similar results for the jellium surface, show large deviations for realistic systems. The particular charge density and density gradient dependence of the exchange-correlation energy densities are shown to be the reason behind the obtained differences. Our findings confirm that both the global (total energy) and the local (energy density) behavior of the exchange-correlation functional should be monitored for a consistent functional design.

  • 2.
    Delczeg, Lorand
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Johansson, Börje
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Vitos, Levente
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Assessing common density functional approximations for the ab initio description of monovacancies in metals2009In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 80, no 20Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Using the exact muffin-tin orbitals method, we investigate the accuracy of five common density functional approximations for the theoretical description of the formation energy of monovacancies in three close-packed metals. Besides the local density approximation (LDA), we consider two generalized gradient approximation developed by Perdew and co-workers (PBE and PBEsol) and two gradient-level functionals obtained within the subsystem functional approach (AM05 and LAG). As test cases, we select aluminum, nickel, and copper, all of them adopting the face centered cubic crystallographic structure. Our results show that, compared to the recommended experimental values, LDA is be the most reliable approximation for the vacancy formation energies in these metals. However, taking into account also the performances of the functionals for the equation of state changes the final verdict in favor of the generalized gradient approximations.

  • 3.
    Delczeg, Lorand
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Tian, Fuyang
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Johansson, Börje
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Vitos, Levente
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Density functional theory of light actinides with substitutional point defects inface centered and body centered cubic descriptionsManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna K.
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Gercsi, Z.
    Bergqvist, Lars
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Eriksson, O.
    Szunyogh, L.
    Nordblad, P.
    Johansson, Börje
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Vitos, Levente
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Magnetic exchange interactions in B-, Si-, and As-doped Fe2P from first-principles theory2012In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 85, no 22, p. 224435-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Di-iron phosphide (Fe2P) is a parent system for a set of magnetocaloric materials. Although the magnetic ordering temperature (T-C = 215 K) of the stoichiometric composition is too low for room-temperature magnetic refrigeration, the partial replacement of P with B, Si, or As elements results in a steep increase in the magnetic ordering temperature. Doping leads to different equilibrium volumes and hexagonal axial ratios (c/a) within the same crystallographic phase over a wide concentration range. Here, using first principles theory, we decompose the change in the total magnetic exchange interaction upon doping into chemical and structural contributions, the latter including the c/a-ratio and volume effects. We demonstrate that for the investigated alloys the structural effect can be ascribed mainly to the decrease in the c/a ratio that strengthens the magnetic exchange interactions between the two Fe sublattices.

  • 5.
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna Krisztina
    et al.
    KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Applied Physics, Material Physics, MF. Royal Inst Technol KTH, Dept Mat Sci & Engn, Appl Mat Phys, SE-10044 Stockholm, Sweden. Uppsala Univ, Div Mat Theory, Dept Phys & Astron, SE-75120 Uppsala, Sweden..
    Bergqvist, L.
    Eriksson, O.
    Gercsi, Z.
    Nordblad, P.
    Szunyogh, L.
    Johansson, B.
    Vitos, L.
    Erratum to: Microscopic theory of magnetism in the magnetocaloric material Fe2P1-xTx (T = B and Si)2013In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 88, no 19, article id 199904Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna Krisztina
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Delczeg, Lorand
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Punkkinen, Marko Patrick John
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Johansson, Börje
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Eriksson, O.
    Division for Materials Theory, Division of Physics and Materials Science, Uppsala University.
    Vitos, Levente
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Ab initio study of structural and magnetic properties of Si-doped Fe(2)P2010In: Physical Review B Condensed Matter, ISSN 0163-1829, E-ISSN 1095-3795, Vol. 82, no 8, p. 085103-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ab initio electronic-structure methods are used to study the properties of Fe(2)P(1-x)Si(x) in ferromagnetic and paramagnetic states. The site preference and lattice relaxation are calculated with the projector augmented wave method as implemented in the Vienna ab initio simulation package. The paramagnetic state is modeled by the disordered local magnetic moment scheme, and the chemical and magnetic disorder is treated using the coherent potential approximation in combination with the exact muffin-tin orbital formalism. The calculated lattice parameters, atomic positions, and magnetic properties are in good agreement with the experimental and other theoretical results. In contrast to the observation, for the ferromagnetic state the body centered ortho-rhombic structure (bco, space group I (mm2) under bar) is predicted to have lower energy than the hexagonal structure (hex, space group P (6) over bar 2m). The zero-point spin fluctuation energy difference is found to be large enough to stabilize the hex phase. For the paramagnetic state, the hex structure is calculated to be the stable phase and the computed total energy versus composition indicates a hex to bco crystallographic phase transition with increasing Si content. The phonon vibrational free energy, estimated from the theoretical equation of state, turns out to stabilize the hexagonal phase, whereas the electronic and magnetic entropies favor the low symmetry orthorhombic structure.

  • 7.
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna Krisztina
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Delczeg, Lorand
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Ropo, Matti
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Kokko, K.
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Turku, Finland.
    Punkkinen, M.P.J
    Department of Physics and Astrononmy, University of Turku, Finland.
    Johansson, Börje
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Vitos, Levente
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Ab initio study of the elastic anomalies in Pd-Ag alloys2009In: Physical Review B Condensed Matter, ISSN 0163-1829, E-ISSN 1095-3795, Vol. 79Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ab initio total-energy calculations, based on the exact muffin-tin orbital method, are used to determine the elastic properties of Pd1−xAgx random alloys in the face-centered-cubic crystallographic phase. The compositional disorder is treated within the coherent-potential approximation. The single crystal and polycrystalline elastic constants and the Debye temperature are calculated for the whole range of concentration, 0≤x≤1. It is shown that the variation in the elastic parameters of Pd-Ag alloys with chemical composition strongly deviates from a simple linear or parabolic trend. The complex electronic origin of these anomalies is demonstrated.

     

  • 8.
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Nurmi, E.
    Kokko, K.
    Vitos, Levente
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Effect of long-range order on elastic properties of Pd(0.5)Ag(0.5) alloy from first principles2011In: Physical Review B. Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, ISSN 1098-0121, E-ISSN 1550-235X, Vol. 84, no 9, p. 094205-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The effect of long-range order on single-crystal elastic constants of Pd(0.5)Ag(0.5) alloy has been investigated using first-principles electronic structure calculations. The lowest energy among the considered ordered, partially ordered, and disordered structures is found to be the L1(1) layered structure, which is formed by alternate (111) Pd and Ag layers. The ordering effect is found to follow a clear trend: in contrast to the disordered phase, for which the K(a) and K(c) compressibilities are equal, the L1(1) structure becomes less compressible along the c axis than along the a axis.

  • 9.
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna-Krisztina
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Energy relavant materials: Investigations based on first principles2012Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Energy production, storage and efficient usage are all crucial factors for environmentally sound and sustainable future technologies. One important question concerns the refrigeration industry, where the energy efficiency of the presently used technologies is at best 40% of the theoretical Carnot limit. Magnetic refrigerators offer a modern low-energy demand and environmentally friendly alternative. The diiron phosphide-based materials have been proposed to be amongst the most promising candidates for working body of magnetic refrigerators. Hydrogen is one of the most promising sources of renewable energy. Considerable international research focuses on finding good solid state materials for hydrogen storage. On the other hand, hydrogen gas is obtained from hydrogen containing chemical compounds, which after breaking the chemical bonds usually yield to a mixture of different gases. Palladiumsilver alloys are frequently used for hydrogen separation membranes for producing purified hydrogen gas. All these applications need a fundamental understanding of the structural, magnetic, chemical and thermophysical properties of the involved solid state materials. In this thesis ab initio electronic structure methods are used to study the magnetic and crystallographic properties of Fe2P based magneto-caloric compounds and the thermophysical properties of Pd-Ag binary alloys.

    The nature of magnetism and the strong sensitivity of the Curie temperature of the Fe2P1−xTx (T = boron, silicon and arsenic) are investigated. Using first principles theory, the change in the average magnetic exchange interactions upon doping is decomposed into chemical and structural contributions, the latter including the c/a and vol-ume effects. It is demonstrated that for the investigated alloys the structural effect can´be ascribed mainly to the c/a ratio that strengthens the magnetic exchange interactions between the two Fe sublattices. On the other hand, it is shown that the two types of Fe atoms have a very complicated co-dependency, which manifests in a metamagnetic behavior of the FeI sublattice. This behavior is strongly influenced by doping the P sites.

    Lattice stability of pure Fe2P and the effect of Si doping on the phase stability are pre-sented. In contrast to the observation, for the ferromagnetic state the hexagonal structure (hex, space group P62m) has no the lowest energy. For the paramagnetic state, the hex structure is shown to be the stable phase and the computed total energy versuscomposition indicates a hex to bco (body centered orthorhombic, space group Imm2)crystallographic phase transition with increasing Si content. The mechanisms responsi-ble for the structural phase transition are discussed in details.

    The magnetic properties of Fe2P can be subtly tailored by Mn doping. It was shown experimentally that Mn atoms preferentially occupy one of the two different Fe sites of Fe2P. Theoretical results for the Mn site occupancy in MnFeP1−xSix are presented.

    The single crystal elastic constants, the polycrystalline elastic moduli and the Debye temperature of disordered Pd1−xAgx binary alloys are calculated for the whole range of concentration, 0 ≤ x ≤ 1. It is shown that the variation of the elastic parameters of Pd-Ag alloys with chemical composition strongly deviates from the simple linear trend. The complex electronic origin of these anomalies is demonstrated. The effect of long range order on the single crystal elastic constants of Pd0.5Ag0.5 alloy is also investigated.

    Within this thesis most of the calculations were performed using the Exact Muffin-Tin Orbitals method. The chemical and magnetic disorder are treated via the Coherent Potential Approximation. The paramagnetic phase is modeled by the Disordered Local Magnetic Moments approach.

  • 10.
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna-Krisztina
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering.
    Energy Relevant Materials: Investigations Based on First Principles2010Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Energy production, storage and efficient usage are all crucial factors for environmentally sound and sustainable future technologies. One important question concerns the refrigeration industry, where the energy efficiency of the presently used technologies is at best 40% of the theoretical Carnot limit. Magnetic refrigerators offer a modern low-energy demand and environmentally friendly alternative. Iron phosphide based materials have been proposed to be amongst the most promising candidates for working body of magnetic refrigerators. Hydrogen is one of the central elements on the most promising sources of renewable energy. Considerable international research focuses on finding good solid state materials for hydrogen storage. On the other hand, hydrogen gas is obtained from hydrogen containing chemical compounds, which after breaking the chemical bounds usually yield to a mixture of different gases. Palladium-silver alloys are frequently used for hydrogen separation membranes for producing purified hydrogen gas. All these applications need a fundamental understanding of the structural, magnetic, chemical and thermophysical properties of the involved solid state materials. In the present thesis ab initio electronic structure methods are used to study the crystallographic and magnetic properties of Fe2P based magneto-caloric compounds and the thermophysical properties of Pd-Ag binary alloys. Lattice stability of pure Fe2P and the effect of Si doping on the phase stability are presented. In contrast to the observation, for the ferromagnetic state the body centered orthorhombic structure (bco, space group Imm2) is predicted to have lower energy than the hexagonal structure (hex, space group P62m). The zero-point spin fluctuation energy difference is found to be large enough to stabilize the hex phase. For the paramagnetic state, the hex structure is shown to be the stable phase and the computed total energy versus composition indicates a hex to bco crystallographic phase transition with increasing Si content. The magneto-structural effects and the mechanisms responsible for the structural phase transition are discussed in details. The magnetic properties of Fe2P can be subtly tailored by Mn doping. It has been shown experimentally that Mn atoms preferentially occupy one of the two different Fe sites of Fe2P. Theoretical results for the Mn site occupancy in MnFeP1-xSix are presented. The single crystal and polycrystalline elastic constants and the Debye temperature of Pd1-xAgx binary alloys are calculated for the whole range of concentration, 0≤x≤1. It is shown that the variation of the elastic parameters of Pd-Ag alloys with chemical composition strongly deviates from the simple expected trend. The complex electronic origin of these anomalies is demonstrated. Within the present thesis, all relaxed crystal structures are obtained using the Projector AugmentedWave full-potential method. The chemical and magnetic disorder is treated using the Exact Muffin-Tin Orbitals method in combination with the Coherent Potential Approximation. The paramagnetic phase is modeled by the Disordered Local Magnetic Moments approach.

  • 11. Hudl, Matthias
    et al.
    Haggstrom, Lennart
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna-Krisztina
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Hoglin, Viktor
    Sahlberg, Martin
    Vitos, Levente
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Eriksson, Olle
    Nordblad, Per
    Andersson, Yvonne
    Strongly enhanced magnetic moments in ferromagnetic FeMnP(0.5)Si(0.5)2011In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 99, no 15, p. 152502-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The compound FeMnP(0.5)Si(0.5) has been studied by magnetic measurements, Mossbauer spectroscopy, and electronic structure and total energy calculations. An unexpectedly high magnetic hyperfine field for Fe atoms located at the tetrahedral Me(1) site in the Fe(2)P structure is found, The saturation moment derived from magnetic measurements corresponds to 4.4 mu(B)/f.u. at low temperatures, a value substantially higher than previously reported, but in accordance with the results from our electron structure calculations, This high saturation moment and the tunable first order ferromagnetic transition make the Fe(2-x)Mn(x)P(1-y)Si(y), system promising for magnetocaloric applications.

  • 12.
    Hudl, Matthias
    et al.
    Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University.
    Nordblad, Per
    Department of Engineering Science, Uppsala University.
    Björkman, Torbjörn
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University.
    Eriksson, Olle
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University.
    Häggström, Lennart
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University.
    Sahlberg, Martin
    Department of Materials Chemistry, Uppsala Univeristy.
    Andersson, Yvonne
    Department of Materials Chemistry, Uppsala University.
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna Krisztina
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Vitos, Levente
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Order-disorder induced magnetic structures of FeMnP0.75Si0.252011In: Physical Review B Condensed Matter, ISSN 0163-1829, E-ISSN 1095-3795, Vol. 83, no 13, p. 134420-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We report on the synthesis and structural characterization of the magnetocaloric FeMnP0.75Si0.25 compound. Two types of samples (quenched and slowly cooled) were synthesized and characterized structurally and magnetically. We have found that minor changes in the degree of crystallographic order causes large changes in the magnetic properties. The slow-cooled sample, with a higher degree of order, is antiferromagnetic. The quenched sample has a net moment of 1.26 mu(B) per formula unit and ferrimagnetic behavior. Theoretical calculations give rather large values for the Fe and Mn magnetic moments, both when occupied on the tetrahedral and the pyramidal lattice sites.

  • 13.
    Lu, Song
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Hu, Qing-Miao
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna Krisztina
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Johansson, Börje
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Vitos, Levente
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Determining the minimum grain size in severe plastic deformation process via first-principles calculations2012In: Acta Materialia, ISSN 1359-6454, E-ISSN 1873-2453, Vol. 60, no 11, p. 4506-4513Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Although the stacking fault energy (SFE) is a fundamental variable determining the minimum grain size (d(min)) obtainable in severe plastic deformation (SPD) processes, its accurate measurement is difficult. Here we establish the SFEs of binary Pd-Ag, Pd-Cu, Pt-Cu and Ni-Cu solid solutions using the axial interaction model and the supercell model in combination with first-principles theory. The two models yield consistent formation energies. For Pd-Ag, Pd-Cu and Ni-Cu, the theoretical SFEs agree well with those from the experimental measurements. For Pt-Cu no experimental results are available, and thus our calculated SFEs represent the first reasonable predictions. We discuss the correlation of the SFE and d(min), in SPD experiments and show that the d(min) values can be evaluated from first-principles calculations.

  • 14.
    Punkkinen, Marko Patrick John
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Kokko, K.
    Levämäki, H.
    Ropo, M.
    Lu, Song
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Delczeg, Lorand
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Zhang, Hualei
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna Krisztina
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Johansson, Börje
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Vitos, Levente
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Adhesion of the iron-chromium oxide interface from first-principles theory2013In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, ISSN 0953-8984, E-ISSN 1361-648X, Vol. 25, no 49, p. 495501-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We determine the interface energy and the work of separation of the Fe/Cr2O3 interface using first-principles density functional theory. Starting from different structures, we put forward a realistic interface model that is suitable to study the complex metal-oxide interaction. This model has the lowest formation energy and corresponds to an interface between Fe and oxygen terminated Cr2O3. The work of separation is calculated to be smaller than the intrinsic adhesion energy of pure Fe or Cr2O3, suggesting that stainless steel surfaces should preferentially break along the metal-oxide interface. The relative stabilities and magnetic interactions of the different interfaces are discussed. Next we introduce Cr atoms into the Fe matrix at different positions relative to the interface. We find that metallic Cr segregates very strongly to the (FeCr)/Cr2O3 interface, and increases the separation energy of the interface, making the adhesion of the oxide scale mechanically more stable. The Cr segregation is explained by the enthalpy of formation.

  • 15.
    Wang, Gui-Sheng
    et al.
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics.
    Delczeg-Czirjak, Erna Krisztina
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics. Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Hu, Qing-Miao
    Kokko, Kalevi
    Johansson, Börje
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics. Uppsala University, Sweden.
    Vitos, Levente
    KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Material Physics. Uppsala University, Sweden.
    The effect of long-range order on the elastic properties of Cu3Au2013In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, ISSN 0953-8984, E-ISSN 1361-648X, Vol. 25, no 8, p. 085401-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ab initio calculations, based on the exact muffin-tin orbitals method are used to determine the elastic properties of Cu-Au alloys with Au/Cu ratio 1/3. The compositional disorder is treated within the coherent potential approximation. The lattice parameters and single-crystal elastic constants are calculated for different partially ordered structures ranging from the fully ordered L1(2) to the random face centered cubic lattice. It is shown that the theoretical elastic constants follow a clear trend with the degree of chemical order: namely, C-11 and C-12 decrease, whereas C-44 remains nearly constant with increasing disorder. The present results are in line with the experimental findings that the impact of the chemical ordering on the fundamental elastic parameters is close to the resolution of the available experimental and theoretical tools.

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