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Elastic properties of Fe–Mn random alloys studied by ab initio calculations
Materials Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
Materials Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Germany.
Applied Materials Physics, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Theoretical Physics . Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
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2007 (English)In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, Vol. 91, no 19, 191904- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We have studied the influence of the Mn content on the elastic properties of Fe–Mn random alloys (space group of Fmm) using ab initio calculations. The magnetic effects in Fe–Mn alloys have a strong influence on the elastic properties, even above the Néel temperature. As the Mn content is increased from 5  to  40  at.  %, the C44 elastic constant is unaffected, while C11 and C12 decrease. This behavior can be understood based on the magnetovolume effect which softens the lattice. Since the amplitude of local magnetic moments is less sensitive to volume conserving distortions, the softening is not present during shearing.

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2007. Vol. 91, no 19, 191904- p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-12567DOI: 10.1063/1.2807677OAI: diva2:1720
Original publication: Denis Music, Tetsuya Takahashi, Levente Vitos, Christian Asker, Igor A. Abrikosov and Jochen M. Schneider, Elastic properties of Fe–Mn random alloys studied by ab initio calculations, 2007, Applied Physics Letters, (91), 191904. Copyright: The America Institute of Physics, Available from: 2008-09-15 Created: 2008-09-15 Last updated: 2013-06-12
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1. Effects of disorder in metallic systems from First-Principles calculations
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effects of disorder in metallic systems from First-Principles calculations
2010 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
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In this thesis, quantum-mechanical calculations within density-functional theory on metallic systems are presented. The overarching goal has been to investigate effects of disorder. In particular, one of the properties investigated is the bindingenergy shifts for core electrons in binary alloys using different theoretical methods. These methods are compared with each other and with experimental results. One such method, the so-called Slater-Janak transition state method relies on the assumption that the single-particle eigenvalues within density-functional theory are linear functions of their respective occupation number. This assumption is investigated and it is found that while the eigenvalues to a first approximation show linear behavior, there are also nonlinearities which can influence the core-level binding energy shifts.

Another area of investigation has been iron based alloys at pressures corresponding to those in the Earth’s inner core. This has been done for the hexagonal close packed and face entered cubic structures. The effects of alloying iron with magnesium and nickel on the equation of state as well on the elastic properties have been investigated. The calculations have shown that the hexagonal close packed structure in FeNi is more isotropic than the face-centered cubic structure, and that adding Mg to Fe has a large impact on the elastic properties.

Finally, the effects of disorder due to thermal motion of the atoms have been investigated through ab-initio molecular dynamics simulations. Within the limits of this method and the setup, it is found that the face-centered cubic structure of molybdenum can be dynamically stabilized at high temperature, leading to a metastable structure, on the average. The dynamical stabilization of face-centered cubic molybdenum also rendered it possible to accurately calculate the lattice stability relative to the body-centered cubic phase. Inclusion of temperature effects for the lattice stability using ab-initio molecular dynamics simulations resolves the disagreement between ab-initio calculations and thermochemical methods.

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Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2010. 126 p.
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 1299
Iron, Nickel, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Zirconium, Elastic Constants, High pressure, Earth's core, Density-functional theory, Ab-initio, First-Principles, Core-level shifts, Molecular Dynamics, Phonons, Dynamical Instability
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Condensed Matter Physics Other Physics Topics
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-53584 (URN)978-91-7393-445-9 (ISBN)
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2010-03-12, Planck, Fysikhuset, Campus Valla, Linköpings universitet, Linköping, 10:15 (English)
Available from: 2010-02-11 Created: 2010-01-25 Last updated: 2010-03-29Bibliographically approved

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