Ni3Pt holds great importance for the development of new thermal barrier coatings and Ni-base superalloys. Considerable experiments and cluster expansion predictions based on first-principles calculations lead to a long-standing belief that the ground state of Ni3Pt is the γ′ phase with L12 structure. In contrast to this belief, our first-principles calculations predict that the ground state of Ni3Pt at 0 K is the ferromagnetic γ″ phase with DO22 structure. Based on first-principles phonon calculations, we find that the phase stability between γ′ and γ″ can be reversed around 413 K mainly due to the vibrational entropy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metals and Alloys
- Materials Chemistry