Site preference of ternary additions in NI3SI

M. Sluiter, Y. Kawazoe

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The site preference of Al and elements in the 3rd row of the periodic table in Ni3Si was studied in a systematic way by using electronic structure calculations based on the local density approximation. Alloying elements in this intermetallic may occupy exclusively the Ni or Si sublattices, or may exhibit no particular site preference. By performing the calculations both for spin-polarized and non-spin-polarized cases, it was found that magnetism affects the computed site substitution behavior of Mn, Fe, and Co in Ni3Si. In the case of Fe, e.g., a preference for the Ni sublattice is computed when magnetic effects are ignored, but when magnetic effects are accounted for it is found that Fe has no significant site preference Specific trends regarding the site preference across the transition metal series are shown and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1065-1069
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1994 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1994 Nov 281994 Nov 30

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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