Minimal effect of stacking number on intrinsic cleavage and shear behavior of Tin+1AlCn and Tan+1AlCn MAX phases Academic Article uri icon


  • MAX phases are layered carbides or nitrides with the general formula Mn+1AXn, which exhibit a unique combination of ceramic- and metal-like properties. The effect of stacking a number (determined by n) remains to be elucidated and a priori is not clear whether, for a given chemistry, n significantly changes the intrinsic deformation behavior of these systems. In this work, we have studied the intrinsic deformation behavior of Tin+1AlCn and Tan+1AlCn (n=1 5) using DFT-based calculations. Surprisingly, the results suggest that the stacking number tends to have a minimal effect on the intrinsic mechanical behavior of the systems studied.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Son, W., Duong, T., Talapatra, A., Prehn, E., Tan, Z., Radovic, M., & Arroyave, R.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Son, Woongrak||Duong, Thien||Talapatra, Anjana||Prehn, Evan||Tan, Zeyi||Radovic, Miladin||Arroyave, Raymundo

publication date

  • June 2018