Effect of the Pt concentration on microstructures of Ti-Pt alloys using the first-principles phase field method

Thi Nu Pham, Kaoru Ohno, Ryoji Sahara, Riichi Kuwahara, Swastibrata Bhattacharyya

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Abstract

The effect of the Pt concentration on microstructures of Ti-Pt alloys is studied by the first-principles phase field (FPPF) method, which enables us to investigate the evolution of microstructures from first principles without using thermodynamic empirical parameters. The method first constructs the local free energy, which is needed in the phase field simulation, by combining density functional theory, cluster expansion theory including atomic vacancies, and potential renormalization theory. Applying this FPPF method to Ti1−xPtx alloys at 800 C, we have confirmed that increasing the Pt concentration as 5, 10, 15 and 20 wt% causes a drastic change in the microstructure of Ti-Pt alloys in accord with the experimental observation by Song et al. (Materials 7 (2014) 3990). In the case of the Pt concentration less than 10 wt%, the microstructure is lamellar- or wavy-shaped everywhere. When the Pt concentration is 15 and 20 wt%, spot-like Ti3Pt precipitates appear in the α-Ti phases with lamellar- or wavy-shaped patterns. These results are confirmed in both 2D and 3D simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number117050
JournalActa Materialia
Volume215
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Aug 15
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cluster expansion theory
  • Density Functional Theory
  • Free Energy
  • Platinum
  • Potential Renormalization Theory
  • Simulation
  • Titanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys

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