Cluster Interactions and Thermodynamic Properties of Al-Transition Metal alloys

  • A. E. Carlsson
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 163)

Abstract

Recent interest in Al-transition metal alloys is motivated both by their desirable technological properties1 and by their basic scientific interest, including recently discovered phenomena such as icosahedral phase formation.2 To perform calculations of the properties of these alloys at an atomistic level, it is necessary to ascertain the basic physical mechanisms underlying bonding and ordering. In this paper we study these mechanisms by calculating cluster interactions describing atomic rearrangements on a fixed underlying fcc lattice. We then use these interactions to analyze the systematics of heats of formation, solid solubilities, and structural preferences in Al-transition metal alloys.

Keywords

Metal Alloy Cluster Interaction Early Transition Metal Basic Physical Mechanism Alloy Phase Stability 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. E. Carlsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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