Chemical ordering beyond the superstructure in long-range ordered systems
To describe chemical ordering in solid solutions systems Warren-Cowley short-range parameters are ordinarily used. However, they are not directly suited for application to long-range ordered systems, as they do not converge to zero for large separations. In this paper, the theory is generalized to long-range ordered systems and chemical short-range order beyond the superstructure arrangements is discussed quantitatively on the example of a non-stoichiometric B2-ordered intermetallic alloy. Parameters of interatomic potentials are taken from an embedded atom method calculations and the degree of order is simulated by the Monte Carlo method. Both on-lattice and off-lattice methods, where the latter allows individual atoms to deviate from their regular lattice sites, were used, and the resulting effects are discussed.
New Journal of Physics
- Pub Date:
- November 2016
- Physics - Chemical Physics;
- Condensed Matter - Other Condensed Matter