Ono, S; Brodholt, JP; Alfe, D; Alfredsson, M; Price, GD; (2008) Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations for thermal equation of state of B2-type NaCl. **J APPL PHYS** , 103 (2) , Article 023510. 10.1063/1.2832632.

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## Abstract

The pressure as a function of volume and temperature has been investigated for B2-type NaCl over the pressure range of 20-360 GPa and at temperatures between 300 and 3000 K. The simulations were performed using ab initio molecular dynamics method within the density-functional theory framework. A Vinet equation of state fitted to the 300 K data yielded a bulk modulus of B-Ta=128.66 GPa and a pressure derivative of B-Ta'=4.374 at standard state pressure of 30 GPa. The thermal pressure contribution was determined to be of the form Delta P-th=[alpha B-T(V-a)+(partial derivative B-T/partial derivative T)(V) ln(V-a/V)]Delta T. When alpha B-T(V-a) is assumed to be constant, the fit to the data yielded alpha B-T(V-a)=0.0033 GPa/K at standard volume, corresponding to the pressure of 30 GPa. In contrast, the volume dependence of the thermal pressure was very small, and fitting yielded (partial derivative B-T/partial derivative T)(V)=0.000 87. (c) 2008 American Institute of Physics.

Type: | Article |
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Title: | Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations for thermal equation of state of B2-type NaCl |

DOI: | 10.1063/1.2832632 |

Keywords: | B1-B2 PHASE-TRANSITION, AUGMENTED-WAVE METHOD, THERMOELASTIC PROPERTIES, STRUCTURAL-PROPERTIES, HIGH-TEMPERATURES, SODIUM-CHLORIDE, PRESSURE, HALIDES, SOLIDS, CSCL |

UCL classification: | UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Earth Sciences UCL > VP Research |

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