Effect of ternary additions to structural properties of NiTi alloys
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© 2015 Elsevier B.V. In this work, the effects of small ternary additions to B2 NiTi structures was investigated through DFT calculations. The analysis considered deviations from stoichiometry arising from either simple substitution of host atoms in a given sublattice or from the formation of anti-sites. The calculations enabled the determination of the site preference of X ternary additions. Moreover, the results suggest that ternary additions located in the central region of the transition metal group across all periods tend to occupy Ni sites due to favorable X-Ti nearest neighbor (NN) interactions. This occupancy is achieved through substitution or through the generation of anti-site defects. On the other hand, ternary additions at both ends of a given transition metal row tend to occupy Ti sites due to favorable X-Ni NN interactions. Once site preferences are determined, the effect of alloying on the thermodynamic and mechanical properties of B2 NiTi-X structures are presented and trends are discussed.
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Singh, N., Talapatra, A., Junkaew, A., Duong, T., Gibbons, S., Li, S., ... Arróyave, R.