Phase diagram of aluminum from EAM potentials
Département de Physique et Regroupement Québécois sur
les Matériaux de Pointe (RQMP), Université de Montréal, C.P. 6128, Succursale Centre-Ville, Montréal, H3C 3J7
Received in final form: 14 May 2013
Published online: 8 July 2013
The binodal and spinodal lines of aluminum have been calculated using Monte Carlo simulations in the Gibbs and NPT ensembles. The interactions among particles are described in terms of two embedded-atom-method potentials, viz. Zope and Mishin and Ercolessi and Adams. We provide estimates for the critical properties of the material and compare them with both experimental values and computational predictions from other models.
Key words: Solid State and Materials
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer-Verlag, 2013