Electronic origins of ordering in multicomponent metallic alloys: Application to the Cu-Ni-Zn system
UNSPECIFIED. (1996) Electronic origins of ordering in multicomponent metallic alloys: Application to the Cu-Ni-Zn system. PHYSICAL REVIEW B, 53 (16). pp. 10610-10625. ISSN 0163-1829Full text not available from this repository.
We investigate the ordering tendencies of the fee Cu-Ni-Zn system using a recently developed first-principles, density-functional-based theory of atomic short-range order (ASRO) in disordered substitutional alloys of an arbitrary number of components. We find for the binary alloys a variety of effects which should lead to competition in the ternaries: commensurate ordering (Ni-Zn), long-period ordering (Cu-rich Cu-Zn), and clustering (Cu-Ni), in agreement with experiment. We calculate the ASRO of various disordered ternary alloys (as described by the Warren-Cowley pair-correlation function) and discuss its relationship to the electronic structure of the binary and ternary disordered alloys. We find -type ASRO over an extensive composition range for the ternary alloys, even though all of the ordering tendencies for binaries and ternaries have a Fermi-surface-driven component. We discuss how alloying and disorder broadening lead to these ASRO properties. For Cu50Ni25Zn25, the agreement for our calculated ASRO and its indication of two ordered states at low temperature are in good agreement with experiments.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PHYSICAL REVIEW B|
|Publisher:||AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOC|
|Official Date:||15 April 1996|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 10610-10625|
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