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Title: Interatomic potential to predict the favored and optimized compositions for ternary Cu-Zr-Hf metallic glasses

Abstract

Under the framework of smoothed and long range second-moment approximation of tight-binding, a realistic interatomic potential was first constructed for the Cu-Zr-Hf ternary metal system. Applying the constructed potential, Monte Carlo simulations were carried out to compare the relative stability of crystalline solid solution versus its disordered counterpart over the entire composition triangle of the system (as a function of alloy composition). Simulations not only reveal that the origin of metallic glass formation but also determine, in the composition triangle, a quadrilateral region, within which metallic glass formation is energetically favored. It is proposed to define the energy differences between the crystalline solid solutions and disordered states as the driving force for amorphization and the corresponding calculations pinpoint an optimized composition locating at an composition of Cu{sub 55}Zr{sub 10}Hf{sub 35}, around which the driving force for metallic glass formation reaches its maximum, suggesting that the ternary Cu-Zr-Hf metallic glasses designed to have the compositions around Cu{sub 55}Zr{sub 10}Hf{sub 35} could be more stable than other alloys in the system. Moreover, for the Cu{sub 55}Zr{sub 10}Hf{sub 35} metallic glass, the Voronoi tessellation calculations reveal some interesting features of its atomic configurations and coordination polyhedra distribution.

Authors:
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  1. Advanced Materials Laboratory, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22089542
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 112; Journal Issue: 10; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; APPROXIMATIONS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; CONFIGURATION; COPPER COMPOUNDS; DISTRIBUTION; HAFNIUM COMPOUNDS; METALLIC GLASSES; METALS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; SOLID SOLUTIONS; ZIRCONIUM COMPOUNDS

Citation Formats

Luo, S. Y., Cui, Y. Y., Dai, Y., Li, J. H., and Liu, B. X. Interatomic potential to predict the favored and optimized compositions for ternary Cu-Zr-Hf metallic glasses. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4766389.
Luo, S. Y., Cui, Y. Y., Dai, Y., Li, J. H., & Liu, B. X. Interatomic potential to predict the favored and optimized compositions for ternary Cu-Zr-Hf metallic glasses. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4766389.
Luo, S. Y., Cui, Y. Y., Dai, Y., Li, J. H., and Liu, B. X. Thu . "Interatomic potential to predict the favored and optimized compositions for ternary Cu-Zr-Hf metallic glasses". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4766389.
@article{osti_22089542,
title = {Interatomic potential to predict the favored and optimized compositions for ternary Cu-Zr-Hf metallic glasses},
author = {Luo, S. Y. and Cui, Y. Y. and Dai, Y. and Li, J. H. and Liu, B. X.},
abstractNote = {Under the framework of smoothed and long range second-moment approximation of tight-binding, a realistic interatomic potential was first constructed for the Cu-Zr-Hf ternary metal system. Applying the constructed potential, Monte Carlo simulations were carried out to compare the relative stability of crystalline solid solution versus its disordered counterpart over the entire composition triangle of the system (as a function of alloy composition). Simulations not only reveal that the origin of metallic glass formation but also determine, in the composition triangle, a quadrilateral region, within which metallic glass formation is energetically favored. It is proposed to define the energy differences between the crystalline solid solutions and disordered states as the driving force for amorphization and the corresponding calculations pinpoint an optimized composition locating at an composition of Cu{sub 55}Zr{sub 10}Hf{sub 35}, around which the driving force for metallic glass formation reaches its maximum, suggesting that the ternary Cu-Zr-Hf metallic glasses designed to have the compositions around Cu{sub 55}Zr{sub 10}Hf{sub 35} could be more stable than other alloys in the system. Moreover, for the Cu{sub 55}Zr{sub 10}Hf{sub 35} metallic glass, the Voronoi tessellation calculations reveal some interesting features of its atomic configurations and coordination polyhedra distribution.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4766389},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
issn = {0021-8979},
number = 10,
volume = 112,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}