Cazorla, C and Binnie, S and Alfe, D and Gillan, MJ (2008) Effect of the exchange-correlation energy and temperature on the generalized phase diagram of the 4d transition metals. HIGH PRESSURE RES , 28 (4) 449 - 453. 10.1080/08957950802506925.
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Very recently, we have used first-principles methods to calculate the zero-temperature phase diagram of all the 4d transition metals up to P 500GPa. Even though we used a very accurate implementation of density functional theory and the accurate exchange-correlation functional of Wu and Cohen, we found that solid-solid transition pressures were underestimated by 10GPa with respect to room-temperature measurements. Here, we report the dependence of the transition pressures on the choice of the exchange-correlation functional. We also perform first-principles calculations of the harmonic phonon frequencies of molybdenum and zirconium in different crystalline structures in order to extend the phase diagram to non-zero temperatures. We use the results to discuss the reasons for the earlier disagreements between calculated and experimental transition pressures.
|Title:||Effect of the exchange-correlation energy and temperature on the generalized phase diagram of the 4d transition metals|
|Keywords:||transition metals, high pressure, high temperature, molybdenum, PRESSURES, STATE|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Earth Sciences|
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