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Yang, Y., Zhang, H., Sun, Q., Hu, Q.-M., Ding, X., Wang, Y. & Vitos, L. (2020). Ab initio study of the elastic properties of body-centered cubic Ti-Mo-based alloys. Computational materials science, 172, Article ID 109320.
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2020 (English)In: Computational materials science, ISSN 0927-0256, E-ISSN 1879-0801, Vol. 172, article id 109320Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using ab initio alloy theory, we systemically investigate the effect of alloying elements on the elastic properties of body-centered cubic (bcc) Ti1-x-yMoxMy (0.05 <= x <= 0.2; 0 <= y <= 0.4; M = Mg, Mn, Ni, Zr, Nb, and W) alloys. The theoretical single-crystal and polycrystalline elastic moduli of Ti1-xMox (0.05 <= x <= 0.2) agree well with the available experimental values and previous theoretical data. The lattice parameters of Ti-Mo-M ternary alloys significantly increase (decrease) with increasing Mg and Zr (Mn and Ni) contents, while remain almost constant for Nb and W additions. It is found that Mg is a promising alloying element that could decrease the Young's modulus of bcc Ti-Mo alloys, but its content should be as small as possible since the stability of the beta phase decreases with increasing Mg concentration. On the other hand, Mn, Ni, Nb, Zr, and W enhance the Young's modulus and the stability of the beta phase.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER, 2020
Keywords
Ti alloys, Elastic properties, Alloy design, Single-crystal Young's modulus, EMTO-CPA, First-principles calculations
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-400827 (URN)10.1016/j.commatsci.2019.109320 (DOI)000500937400002 ()
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research VinnovaThe Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)Carl Tryggers foundation
Available from: 2020-01-13 Created: 2020-01-13 Last updated: 2020-01-13Bibliographically approved
Östlin, A., Zhang, Y., Terletska, H., Beiuseanu, F., Popescu, V., Byczuk, K., . . . Chioncel, L. (2020). Ab initio typical medium theory of substitutional disorder. Physical Review B, 101(1), Article ID 014210.
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2020 (English)In: Physical Review B, ISSN 2469-9950, E-ISSN 2469-9969, Vol. 101, no 1, article id 014210Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By merging single-site typical medium theory with density-functional theory, we introduce a self-consistent framework for electronic-structure calculations of materials with substitutional disorder which takes into account Anderson localization. The scheme and details of the implementation are presented and applied to the hypothetical alloy LicBe1-c, and the results are compared with those obtained with the coherent potential approximation. Furthermore, we demonstrate that Anderson localization suppresses ferromagnetic order for a very low concentration of (i) carbon impurities substituting oxygen in MgO1-cCc and (ii) manganese impurities substituting magnesium in Mg1-cMncO for the low-spin magnetic configuration.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
AMER PHYSICAL SOC, 2020
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-406601 (URN)10.1103/PhysRevB.101.014210 (DOI)000510144200002 ()
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research
Available from: 2020-03-10 Created: 2020-03-10 Last updated: 2020-03-10Bibliographically approved
Li, X., Wei, D., Vitos, L. & Lizarraga, R. (2020). Micro-mechanical properties of new alternative binders for cemented carbides: CoCrFeNiWx high-entropy alloys. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 820, Article ID 153141.
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2020 (English)In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds, ISSN 0925-8388, E-ISSN 1873-4669, Vol. 820, article id 153141Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

High-entropy alloys are a new type of materials with excellent properties that offer a great variety of possibilities due to the large degree of freedom in element composition. In particular, CoCrFeNiW alloys have recently attracted a lot of attention due to their potential use in solving the long-standing problem of substituting cobalt in the cemented carbide industry. The lack of experimental and theoretical studies on these multi-components alloys hinders their optimal development. In this work, we aim at filling in this gap by studying their mechanical properties employing first-principles alloy theory and experimental techniques. By using the calculated elastic parameters, we analyzed the mechanical stability, elastic anisotropy, Debye temperature, and derived polycrystalline moduli. Moreover, we fabricated CoCrFeNi and (CoCrFeNi)(0.)W-96(0.04) and analyzed them by means of X-ray diffraction and electron backscatter diffraction. The hardness and the Young's modulus were measured. The Young's moduli and the lattice parameters were compared to first principles calculations and good agreement was obtained. Hardness increases with the increment of W composition. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA, 2020
Keywords
First principles calculations, Micromechanical properties, Elastic anisotropy, High entropy alloys
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-406211 (URN)10.1016/j.jallcom.2019.153141 (DOI)000507854700096 ()
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)
Available from: 2020-03-09 Created: 2020-03-09 Last updated: 2020-03-09Bibliographically approved
Choi, Y. W., Dong, Z., Li, W., Schönecker, S., Kim, H., Kwon, S. K. & Vitos, L. (2020). Predicting the stacking fault energy of austenitic Fe-Mn-Al (Si) alloys. Materials & design, 187, Article ID 108392.
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2020 (English)In: Materials & design, ISSN 0264-1275, E-ISSN 1873-4197, Vol. 187, article id 108392Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aluminum and silicon are common alloying elements for tuning the stacking fault energy (SFE) of high Mn steels. Today the theoretical investigations on the Fe-Mn-Al/Si systems using Density Functional Theory (DFT) are very scarce. In the present study, we employ a state-of-the-art longitudinal spin fluctuations (LSFs) model in combination with DFT for describing the magnetic effects in Fe-Mn based alloys at finite temperature. We find that the traditional DFT-floating spin results fail to explain the experimental trends. However, the DFT-LSFs approach properly captures the Al-induced increase and Si-induced decrease of the SFE of the base alloy in line with the room-temperature observations. This finding highlights the importance of LSFs in describing the Al/Si effects on the SEE of Fe-Mn based alloys. We point out that the effects of the non-magnetic Al and Si additions on the SEE are in fact determined by the magnetic state of the host matrix. In addition, we estimate the role of carbon addition in the alloying effects of Al and Si. The present results provide a convenient pathway to access the important mechanical parameters for designing advanced high-strength alloys. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2020
Keywords
Stacking-fault energy, Austenitic steel, first-principles calculation, Magnetism, Longitudinal spin fluctuation
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-405355 (URN)10.1016/j.matdes.2019.108392 (DOI)000506652800021 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2015-5335Swedish Research Council, 2017-06474Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research , S14-0038Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research , SM16-0036The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), CH2015-6292Carl Tryggers foundation
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2020-02-28Bibliographically approved
Dong, Z., Li, W., Chai, G. & Vitos, L. (2020). Strong temperature - Dependence of Ni -alloying influence on the stacking fault energy in austenitic stainless steel. Scripta Materialia, 178, 438-441
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Strong temperature - Dependence of Ni -alloying influence on the stacking fault energy in austenitic stainless steel
2020 (English)In: Scripta Materialia, ISSN 1359-6462, E-ISSN 1872-8456, Vol. 178, p. 438-441Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using ab initio alloy theory, we calculate the impact of Ni on the stacking fault energy in austenitic stainless steel as a function of temperature. We show that the influence of Ni strongly couples with temperature. While a positive effect on the stacking fault energy is obtained at ambient temperature, the opposite negative effect is disclosed at elevated temperatures. An important rationale behind is demonstrated to be the variation of magneto-volume coupling induced by Ni alloying. The alloy influence on the finite temperature evolution of Ni impact is evaluated for elements Cr, Mo and N.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2020
Keywords
Alloying, Stacking fault energy, Temperature, Austenitic stainless steel, Ab initio calculation
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-406724 (URN)10.1016/j.scriptamat.2019.12.013 (DOI)000510947200088 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2015-5335Swedish Research Council, 2017-06474Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research , S14-0038Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research , SM16-0036The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT), CH2015-6292Carl Tryggers foundation
Available from: 2020-03-19 Created: 2020-03-19 Last updated: 2020-03-19Bibliographically approved
Levamaki, H., Tian, L.-Y., Vitos, L. & Ropo, M. (2019). An automated algorithm for reliable equation of state fitting of magnetic systems. Computational materials science, 156, 121-128
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2019 (English)In: Computational materials science, ISSN 0927-0256, E-ISSN 1879-0801, Vol. 156, p. 121-128Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In computational physics and materials science ground-state properties are often extracted from an equation of state fit to energy-volume data. Magnetic systems often have multiple magnetic phases present in the energy-volume data, which poses a challenge for the fitting approach because the results are sensitive to the selection of included fitting points. This is because practically all popular equation of state fitting functions, such as Murnaghan and Birch-Murnaghan, assume just one phase and therefore cannot correctly fit magnetic energy-volume data that contains multiple phases. When fitting magnetic energy-volume data it is therefore important to select the range of fitting points in such a way that only points from the one relevant phase are included. We present a simple algorithm that makes the point selection automatically. Selecting fitting points automatically removes human bias and should also be useful for large-scale projects where selecting all fitting points by hand is not feasible.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 2019
Keywords
Equation of state fitting, EOS
National Category
Physical Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-369378 (URN)10.1016/j.commatsci.2018.09.026 (DOI)000449375500015 ()
Available from: 2019-01-15 Created: 2019-01-15 Last updated: 2019-01-15Bibliographically approved
Tian, L.-Y., Levamaki, H., Eriksson, O., Kokko, K., Nagy, A., Delczeg-Czirjak, E. K. & Vitos, L. (2019). Density Functional Theory description of the order-disorder transformation in Fe-Ni. Scientific Reports, 9, Article ID 8172.
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2019 (English)In: Scientific Reports, ISSN 2045-2322, E-ISSN 2045-2322, Vol. 9, article id 8172Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The thermodynamic ordering transformation of tetragonal FeNi system is investigated by the Exact Muffin-Tin Orbitals (EMTO) method. The tetragonal distortion of the unit cell is taken into account and the free energy is calculated as a function of long-range order and includes the configurational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic contributions. We find that both configurational and vibrational effects are important and that the vibrational effect lowers the predicted transformation temperature by about 480 K compared to the value obtained merely from the configurational free energy. The predicted temperature is in excellent agreement with the experimental value when all contributions are taken into account. We also perform spin dynamics calculations for the magnetic transition temperature and find it to be in agreement with the experiments. The present research opens new opportunities for quantum-mechanical engineering of the chemical and magnetic ordering in tetrataenite.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2019
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-387732 (URN)10.1038/s41598-019-44506-7 (DOI)000469912700013 ()31160612 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-06-25 Created: 2019-06-25 Last updated: 2019-06-25Bibliographically approved
Molnar, D., Sun, X., Lu, S., Li, W., Engberg, G. & Vitos, L. (2019). Effect of temperature on the stacking fault energy and deformation behaviour in 316L austenitic stainless steel. Materials Science & Engineering: A, 759, 490-497
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2019 (English)In: Materials Science & Engineering: A, ISSN 0921-5093, E-ISSN 1873-4936, Vol. 759, p. 490-497Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The stacking fault energy (SFE) is often used as a key parameter to predict and describe the mechanical behaviour of face centered cubic material. The SFE determines the width of the partial dislocation ribbon, and shows strong correlation with the leading plastic deformation modes. Based on the SFE, one can estimate the critical twinning stress of the system as well. The SFE mainly depends on the composition of the system, but temperature can also play an important role. In this work, using first principles calculations, electron backscatter diffraction and tensile tests, we show a correlation between the temperature dependent critical twinning stress and the developing microstructure in a typical austenitic stainless steel (316L) during plastic deformation. We also show that the deformation twins contribute to the strain hardening rate and gradually disappear with increasing temperature. We conclude that, for a given grain size there is a critical temperature above which the critical twinning stress cannot be reached by normal tensile deformation, and the disappearance of the deformation twinning leads to lower strain hardening rate and decreased ductility.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA, 2019
Keywords
Deformation twinning, Microstructure, First principles, Stacking fault energy, Stainless steel
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-390825 (URN)10.1016/j.msea.2019.05.079 (DOI)000472813900052 ()
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research Swedish Energy AgencyVinnova, 2014-03374
Available from: 2019-08-14 Created: 2019-08-14 Last updated: 2019-08-14Bibliographically approved
Al-Zoubi, N., Schonecker, S., Li, X., Li, W., Johansson, B. & Vitos, L. (2019). Elastic properties of 4d transition metal alloys: Values and trends. Computational materials science, 159, 273-280
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2019 (English)In: Computational materials science, ISSN 0927-0256, E-ISSN 1879-0801, Vol. 159, p. 273-280Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Using the Exact Muffin-Tin Orbitals method within the Perdew-Burke-Ernzerhof exchange-correlation approximation for solids and solid surfaces (PBEso1), we study the single crystal elastic constants of 4d transition metals (atomic number Z between 39 and 47) and their binary alloys in the body centered cubic (bcc) and face centered cubic (fcc) structures. Alloys between the first neighbors Z(Z + 1) and between the second neighbors Z(Z + 2) are considered. The lattice constants, bulk moduli and elastic constants are found in good agreement with the available experimental and theoretical data. It is shown that the correlation between the relative tetragonal shear elastic constant C-fcc'-2C(bcc)' and the structural energy difference between the fcc and bcc lattices Delta E is superior to the previously considered models. For a given crystal structure, the equiatomic Z(Z + 2) alloys turn out to have similar structural and elastic properties as the pure elements with atomic number (Z + 1). Furthermore, alloys with composition Z(1-x)(Z + 2)(x) possess similar properties as Z(1-2x)(Z + 1)(2x). The present theoretical data on the structural and the elastic properties of 4d transition metal alloys provides consistent input for coarse scale modeling of material properties.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV, 2019
Keywords
Exact muffin-tin orbital method, 4d transition metals, Binary alloys, Elastic constants, First-principles, Structural properties
National Category
Condensed Matter Physics Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-378523 (URN)10.1016/j.commatsci.2018.12.027 (DOI)000457856900027 ()
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)Carl Tryggers foundation
Available from: 2019-03-25 Created: 2019-03-25 Last updated: 2019-03-25Bibliographically approved
Molnar, D., Engberg, G., Li, W., Lu, S., Hedstrom, P., Kwon, S. K. & Vitos, L. (2019). Experimental study of the gamma-surface of austenitic stainless steels. Acta Materialia, 173, 34-43
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experimental study of the gamma-surface of austenitic stainless steels
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2019 (English)In: Acta Materialia, ISSN 1359-6454, E-ISSN 1873-2453, Vol. 173, p. 34-43Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We introduce a theory-guided experimental approach to study the gamma-surface of austenitic stainless steels. The gamma-surface includes a series of intrinsic energy barriers (IEBs), which are connected to the unstable stacking fault (USF), the intrinsic stacking fault (ISF), the unstable twinning fault (UTF) and the extrinsic stacking fault (ESF) energies. The approach uses the relationship between the Schmid factors and the effective energy barriers for twinning and slip. The deformation modes are identified as a function of grain orientation using in situ electron backscatter diffraction measurements. The observed critical grain orientation separating the twinning and slip regimes yields the USF energy, which combined with the universal scaling law provides access to all IEBs. The measured IEBs and the critical twinning stress are verified by direct first-principles calculations. The present advance opens new opportunities for modelling the plastic deformation mechanisms in multi-component alloys. (C) 2019 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, 2019
Keywords
Stacking fault energy, Twinning, Electron backscatter diffraction, Plasticity, First-principles
National Category
Metallurgy and Metallic Materials
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-390923 (URN)10.1016/j.actamat.2019.04.057 (DOI)000472812300005 ()
Funder
Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Foundation for Strategic Research Swedish Energy AgencyCarl Tryggers foundation Vinnova, 2014-03374
Available from: 2019-08-15 Created: 2019-08-15 Last updated: 2019-08-15Bibliographically approved
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