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Citation: R.R. Zope, and Y. Mishin (2003), "Interatomic potentials for atomistic simulations of the Ti-Al system", Physical Review B, 68(2), 24102. DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.68.024102.
Abstract: Semiempirical interatomic potentials have been developed for Al, α−Ti, and γ−TiAl within the embedded atom method (EAM) formalism by fitting to a large database of experimental as well as ab initio data. The ab initio calculations were performed by the linearized augmented plane wave (LAPW) method within the density functional theory to obtain the equations of state for a number of crystal structures of the Ti-Al system. Some of the calculated LAPW energies were used for fitting the potentials while others for examining their quality. The potentials correctly predict the equilibrium crystal structures of the phases and accurately reproduce their basic lattice properties. The potentials are applied to calculate the energies of point defects, surfaces, and planar faults in the equilibrium structures. Unlike earlier EAM potentials for the Ti-Al system, the proposed potentials provide a reasonable description of the lattice thermal expansion, demonstrating their usefulness for molecular-dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations at high temperatures. The energy along the tetragonal deformation path (Bain transformation) in γ−TiAl calculated with the EAM potential is in fairly good agreement with LAPW calculations. Equilibrium point defect concentrations in γ−TiAl are studied using the EAM potential. It is found that antisite defects strongly dominate over vacancies at all compositions around stoichiometry, indicating that γ−TiAl is an antisite disorder compound, in agreement with experimental data.

EAM tabulated functions
Notes: These files were provided by Yuri Mishin.
File(s):
Al F(ρ): F_al.plt
Ti F(ρ): F_ti.plt
Al ρ(r): fal.plt
Ti ρ(r): fti.plt
Al φ(r): pal.plt
Ti φ(r): pti.plt
Ti-Al φ(r): ptial.plt

LAMMPS pair_style eam/alloy (2003--Zope-R-R--Ti-Al--LAMMPS--ipr1)
Notes: This conversion was produced by Chandler Becker on 26 Sept. 2009 from the plt files listed above. This version is compatible with LAMMPS. Validation and usage information can be found in Zope-Ti-Al-2003_releaseNotes_1.pdf.
File(s):
Date Created: October 5, 2010 | Last updated: November 19, 2018