Thermodynamic properties of cubic boron nitride based on an analytic mean field approach
Department of Applied Physics, University of Electronic Science and
Technology, Chengdu, 610054, P.R. China
Revised: 19 July 2009
Published online: 11 September 2009
We present a detailed derivation of the analytic expressions for the equation of state (EOS) and internal energy of Morse model solids based on an analytic mean field potential (AMFP) method. The formalism is applied to cubic boron nitride (c-BN). One set of potential parameters are determined by fitting the experimental P-V-T data of c-BN up to 160 GPa at 295 K and 80 GPa in the range 500–900 K. Various physical quantities including the isothermals, thermal expansion, isochoric heat capacity, Helmholtz free energy and internal energy are calculated and analyzed. The theoretical results are consistent with the available experimental data and those calculated by others. These results presented in this paper verify that the AMFP method is a useful approach to consider the anharmonic effect at high temperature. Numerous reasonable predictions and the change trend of the properties for c-BN at extreme conditions have been given.
PACS: 05.70.Ce – Thermodynamic functions and equations of state / 65.40.-b – Thermal properties of crystalline solids
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