Elastic properties of the sigma W-Re phase: A first principles investigation

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We perform density functional theory (DFT) calculations to obtain the formation enthalpy and six independent elastic constants for the 32 possible occupations of the five non-equivalent sites of the σ-phase. The obtained results suggest linear correlation between bulkmodulus and Re concentration and between shearmodulus and formation enthalpy. The results are used to parameterize a sublattice modelwith ideal mixing on each sublattice for the free energy and elastic constants. The model allows one to predict the equilibrium composition on each sublattice and hence elastic constants as a function of global Re concentration and temperature of theW-Re alloy.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45
Number of pages48
JournalScripta Materialia
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2016


  • Sigma phase, Elastic constants, Density functional theory, Sublattice model

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