Adhesion of the TiN/Fe interface with point defects from first principles
2013 (English)In: Journal of Applied Physics, ISSN 0021-8979, E-ISSN 1089-7550, Vol. 113, no 1, 014905- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We have investigated the bonding and adhesion of the TiN(001)/fcc-Fe(111) interface with and without defects using density functional theory. Substitutions in Fe, vacancies and impurities in TiN as well as the influence of vertical stress are studied. The performed bonding analysis shows that the main interaction between Fe and TiN originated from the Fe-N bonding, regardless of the specific set-up. For the ideal TiN(001)/fcc-Fe(111) interface, a complete separation of the interface is preferred to any transfer of iron atoms to the TiN surface. The presence of Ti and N vacancies or alloying elements at the interface further promotes this trend. Application of stress to the system lowers sliding barriers along the Tin/Fe interface.
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2013. Vol. 113, no 1, 014905- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-194196DOI: 10.1063/1.4772756ISI: 000313329000087OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-194196DiVA: diva2:605183