Based on special quasirandom structures (SQS's) and first-principles calculations, enthalpies of mixing have been predicted for four binary fcc solid solutions in the Al-Cu, Al-Si, Cu-Si, and Mg-Si systems at nine compositions (x = 0.0625, 0.125, 0.1875, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, 0.8125, 0.875, 0.9375, where x is the mole fraction of A atoms in the A-B binary system). The present results are compared with previous first-principles calculations and thermodynamic modeling results available in the literature. In order to provide insight into the understanding of mixing behavior for these solid solutions, the spatial charge density distributions in these binary solid solutions are also analyzed. The results obtained herein indicate that the SQS model can be used to estimate the thermodynamic properties of solid solutions, especially for metastable phases, the thermodynamic qualities of which are rarely measured.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Calphad: Computer Coupling of Phase Diagrams and Thermochemistry|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Computer Science Applications