Magnesium-lithium (Mg-Li) alloys are among the lightest structural materials. Although considerable work has been done on the Mg-Li system, little is known regarding potential ordered phases. A first and rapid analysis of the system with the high-throughput method reveals an unexpected wealth of potentially stable low-temperature phases. Subsequent cluster expansions constructed for bcc and hcp superstructures extend the analysis and verify our high-throughput results. Of particular interest are those structures with greater than 13 at. % lithium, as they exhibit either partial or complete formation as a cubic structure. Order-disorder transition temperatures are predicted by Monte Carlo simulations to be in the range 200-500 K.
Original Publication Citation
Richard H. Taylor*, Stefano Curtarolo, and Gus L. W. Hart, "Ordered Magnesium-Lithium Alloys: First-Principles Predictions,"Phys. Rev. B 81 24112 (Jan. 21). The original article may be found here: http://prb.aps.org/abstract/PRB/v81/i2/e24112
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Taylor, Richard H.; Hart, Gus L. W.; and Curtarolo, Stefano, "Ordered magnesium-lithium alloys: First-principles predictions" (2010). All Faculty Publications. 108.
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