Cluster variation method

Tetsuo Mohri

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The cluster variation method (CVM) has been widely employed to calculate alloy free energies. The atomistic feature of the CVM is coherent with first-principles electronic structure calculations. In the current manuscript, a detailed derivation of a simple pair approximation is demonstrated, which facilitates the introduction of the concept of atomic correlations. The recent progress of the continuous displacement CVM is briefly introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1510-1522
Number of pages13
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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