Entropically favored ordering: The metallurgy of Al2Cu revisited

C. Wolverton, V. Ozoliņš

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In an effort to elucidate the relative stabilities of Al2Cu in the θ and θ' structures, first-principles T=0 total energy calculations were performed for both structures. The results provide explanation for the existence of low-energy phonons in low-symmetry layered structures is quite general.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5518-5521
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 11 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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