TITLE

Pressure enhancement of the isostructural cubic decomposition in Ti1-xAlxN

AUTHOR(S)
Alling, B.; Odén, M.; Hultman, L.; Abrikosov, I. A.
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;11/2/2009, Vol. 95 Issue 18, p181906
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The influence of pressure on the phase stabilities of Ti1-xAlxN solid solutions has been studied using first principles calculations. We find that the application of hydrostatic pressure enhances the tendency for isostructural decomposition, including spinodal decomposition. The effect originates in the gradual pressure stabilization of cubic AlN with respect to the wurtzite structure and an increased isostructural cubic mixing enthalpy with increased pressure. The influence is sufficiently strong in the composition-temperature interval corresponding to a shoulder of the spinodal line that it could impact the stability of the material at pressures achievable in the tool-work piece contact during cutting operations.
ACCESSION #
45036579

 

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