Mixing thermodynamics of TM(1-x)Gd(x)N (TM=Ti, Zr, Hf) from first principles
2011 (English)In: Applied Physics Letters, ISSN 0003-6951, E-ISSN 1077-3118, Vol. 98, no 24, 241911- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The mixing thermodynamics of GdN with TiN, ZrN, and HfN is studied using first-principles methods. We find that while Ti(1-x)Gd(x)N has a strong preference for phase separation due to the large lattice mismatch, Zr(1-x)Gd(x)N and Hf(1-x)Gd(x)N readily mix, possibly in the form of ordered compounds. In particular, ZrGdN(2) is predicted to order in a rocksalt counterpart to the L1(1) structure at temperatures below 1020 K. These mixed nitrides are promising candidates as neutron absorbing, thermally and chemically stable, thin film materials.
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American Institute of Physics , 2011. Vol. 98, no 24, 241911- p.
National CategoryEngineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-69859DOI: 10.1063/1.3600059ISI: 000291803600028OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-69859DiVA: diva2:433427
Björn Alling, Carina Höglund, R. Hall-Wilton and Lars Hultman, Mixing thermodynamics of TM(1-x)Gd(x)N (TM=Ti, Zr, Hf) from first principles, 2011, Applied Physics Letters, (98), 24, 241911.
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