Lopez-Perez W.,Grupo De Fisica Aplicada |
Gonzalez-Garcia A.,Grupo De Fisica Aplicada |
Gonzalez-Hernandez R.,Grupo De Fisica Aplicada
International Journal of Quantum Chemistry | Year: 2015
In this study, the results of structural parameters, electronic structure, and thermodynamic properties of the ZrxY1-xN solid solutions are presented. The effect of zirconium composition on lattice constant, and bulk modulus shows nonlinear dependence on concentration. Deviations of the lattice constant from Vegard's law and deviations of the bulk modulus from linear concentration dependence were found. Our findings indicate that the ZrxY1-xN solid solutions are metallic for x=0.25, 0.5, 0.75. The calculated excess mixing enthalpy is positive over the entire zirconium composition range. The positive mixing enthalpies for ZrxY1-xN alloys indicate the existence of miscibility gaps and spinodal decompositions. The effect of temperature on the volume, bulk modulus, Debye temperature, and the heat capacity for ZrxY1-xN alloys were analyzed using the quasi-harmonic Debye model. Results show that the heat capacity is slightly sensitive to composition as temperature increases. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.