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Citation: G. Bonny, R.C. Pasianot, and L. Malerba (2009), "Fe-Ni many-body potential for metallurgical applications", Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 17(2), 25010. DOI: 10.1088/0965-0393/17/2/025010.
Abstract: A many-body interatomic potential for the Fe–Ni system is fitted, capable of describing both the ferritic and austenitic phase. The Fe–Ni system exhibits two stable ordered intermetallic phases, namely, L10 FeNi and L12 FeNi3, that are key issues to be tackled when creating a Fe–Ni potential consistent with thermodynamics. A procedure, based on a rigid lattice Ising model and the theory of correlation functions space, is developed to address all the intermetallics that are possible ground states of the system. While controlling the ground states of the system, the mixing enthalpy and defect properties were fitted. Both bcc and fcc defect properties are compared with density functional theory calculations and other potentials found in the literature. Finally, the potential is thermodynamically validated by constructing the alloy phase diagram. It is shown that the experimental phase diagram is reproduced reasonably well and that our potential gives a globally improved description of the Fe–Ni system in the whole concentration range with respect to the potentials found in the literature.

LAMMPS pair_style eam/alloy (2009--Bonny-G--Fe-Ni--LAMMPS--ipr1)
Notes: This file was provided by Giovanni Bonny on 22 Jan. 2009.
EAM tabulated functions
Notes: These files were provided by Giovanni Bonny on 26 Jan. 2009.
Citation: Y. Mishin, M.J. Mehl, and D.A. Papaconstantopoulos (2005), "Phase stability in the Fe-Ni system: Investigation by first-principles calculations and atomistic simulations", Acta Materialia, 53(15), 4029-4041. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2005.05.001.
Abstract: First-principles calculations of the energy of various crystal structures of Fe, Ni and ordered Fe–Ni compounds with different stoichiometries have been performed by the linearized augmented plane wave (LAPW) method in the generalized gradient approximation. The most stable compounds are L12–Ni3Fe, L10–FeNi, C11f–Ni2Fe and C11f–Fe2Ni. The L12-Ni3Fe compound has the largest negative formation energy, which is consistent with the experimental Fe–Ni phase diagram. The L10–FeNi compound has also been observed experimentally in meteorite samples as a metastable phase. It is suggested here that the C11f compounds could also form in Fe–Ni alloys at low temperatures. A new semi-empirical interatomic potential has been developed for the Fe–Ni system by fitting to experimental data and the results of the LAPW calculations. Recognizing the significance of the covalent component of bonding in this system, the potential is based on the embedded-atom method (EAM) but additionally includes a bond-angle dependence. In comparison with the existing modified EAM method, our potential form is simpler, extends interactions to several (3–5) coordination shells and replaces the screening procedure by a smooth cutoff of the potential functions. The potential reproduces a variety of properties of Fe and Ni with a reasonable accuracy. It also reproduces all stability trends across the Fe–Ni system established by the LAPW calculations. The potential can be useful in atomistic simulations of the phases of the Fe–Ni system.

ADP tabulated functions
Notes: These files were provided by Yuri Mishin (George Mason University) and posted on 22 Dec. 2009. Prof. Mishin requested the following note be included: "The equation appearing in the Appendix on page 4040 contains a typing error: the sign before 1/3 in the last line must be negative." He provided the corrected equation for the angular-dependent force contributions in ADP_Forces.jpg or ADP_Forces.pdf
Date Created: October 5, 2010 | Last updated: October 02, 2018