First-principles theory of the temperature and compositional dependence of atomic short-range order in disordered Cu-Pd alloys
UNSPECIFIED. (2002) First-principles theory of the temperature and compositional dependence of atomic short-range order in disordered Cu-Pd alloys. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 65 (6). -. ISSN 1098-0121Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.65.064201
We combine the first-principles, Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker coherent potential approximation based calculations of compositional fluctuations with a statistical mechanical ring approximation to study the temperature (T) and composition (c) dependence of the atomic short-range order (SRO) in disordered, face-centred cubic, Cu-Pd alloys. The fourfold splitting of SRO peaks around the equivalent X(0,1,0) points in reciprocal space is obtained in a wide T-c region. Such splitting is shown to be an "energy" effect caused by the absolute minima of the Fourier transform of the effective atomic interactions and related previously to the existence of nested sheets of the disordered alloy's Fermi surface. However, we find that the T dependence of the SRO peak position is mostly an "entropy" effect. Both the calculated T and c dependences of the SRO peaks position are in good correspondence with the experimental data. The real-space effective atomic interactions and SRO parameters indicate the tendency for longer-period structures with increasing Pd concentration, as observed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHYSICAL REVIEW B|
|Publisher:||AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC|
|Official Date:||1 February 2002|
|Number of Pages:||7|
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