Comment on Proposed model for calculating the standard formation enthalpy of binary transitionmetal systems
Abstract
In the paper Proposed model for calculating the standard formation enthalpy of binary transitionmetal systems, Zhang and Liu proposed to modify the standard Miedema model. This, to include atomic size effects by a prefactor S(c). After applying formulae proposed by Zhang and Liu, it was not possible to reproduce their results. So, their equations were analyzed, and it was found that the results can be reproduced if the equation for the prefactor S(C) is modified.It is shown that the equation of S(C) can be expressed in an alternative way, in which the difference of surface area is eliminated. Then, the difference in size of the atoms, expressed as a difference in surface area, the justification stated by Zhang and Liu for the introduction of S(c), is no longer present after the analysis.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 October 2021
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2110.10331
 Bibcode:
 2021arXiv211010331C
 Keywords:

 Condensed Matter  Materials Science;
 80M99
 EPrint:
 4 pages