Ab initio calculations on the effects of additives on alumina phase stability
2005 (English)In: Physical review. B, Condensed matter and materials physics, ISSN 1098-0121 (print), 1550-235X (online), Vol. 71, no 014101, 014101- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The effects of substitutional additives on the properties and phase stability of - and -alumina (Al2O3), are investigated by density functional theory total energy calculations. The dopants explored are 5 at. % of Cr, Mo, Co, and As substituting for Al, respectively, N and S substituting for O, in the and lattices. Overall, the results show that it is possible to shift, and even reverse, the relative stability between - and -alumina by substitutional additives. The alumina bulk moduli are, in general, only slightly affected by the dopants but density of states profiles reveal additional peaks in the alumina band gaps. We also show that phase separations into pure oxides are energetically favored over doped alumina formation, and we present results on a number of previously unstudied binary oxides.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 71, no 014101, 014101- p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-13582DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.71.014101OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-13582DiVA: diva2:20986