Does aluminum play well with others? Intrinsic Al-A alloying behavior in 211/312 MAX phases Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. The search for further control over the properties of MAX phases as well as the promise of discovering compounds with new functionalities has resulted in an increased interest in MAX solid solutions resulting from mixing in either the M, A, or X sublattices. The possibility of alloying MAX compounds not only enables finer tuning of their properties but can also be used to stabilize compounds that may otherwise be metastable in their pure state. In this letter, we present an ab initio-based investigation of the intrinsic alloying behavior in the A sublattice of Ti 2 (Al,A)C, Zr 2 (Al,A)C and Ti 3 (Al,A)C 2 MAX compounds.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Arroyave, R., Talapatra, A., Duong, T., Son, W., Gao, H., & Radovic, M.

citation count

  • 23

complete list of authors

  • Arroyave, R||Talapatra, A||Duong, T||Son, W||Gao, H||Radovic, M

publication date

  • May 2017