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Impact of the clusterization on the solubility of oxygen and vacancy concentration in nickel: A multi-scale approach

Connétable, Damien and David, Matthieu and Prillieux, Aurélien and Young, David J. and Monceau, Daniel Impact of the clusterization on the solubility of oxygen and vacancy concentration in nickel: A multi-scale approach. (2017) Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 708. 1063-1072. ISSN 0925-8388

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.03.018


Combining thermodynamic concepts with first-principles calculations, we study the solubility of oxygen atoms (O) in nickel. In our approach, we include the possible formation of oxygen clusters (On) and vacancies-oxygens clusters (VOn and V2On). We show that the vacancy-oxygens interactions are strong (approximately 1 eV) and would induce a large concentration of clusters in fcc-Ni. The use of a thermodynamic model, within a grand canonical approach, allows calculation of the vacancy concentration, including these VOn clusters, as a function of O concentration, for different temperatures. We find that at low temperatures (below 600 K), a small content of oxygen (in appm) strongly modifies the vacancy concentration, increasing the total vacancy concentration in the metal by many orders of magnitude more than the thermal vacancy concentration. The vacancy concentration is thus directly controlled by the oxygen content in the metal. At high temperatures, the effect is reduced, becoming negligible near the melting point. These results show the strong impact of interstitial atoms on the vacancy concentration. The influence of the vacancy formation energy is also discussed.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Elsevier editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925838817307879
HAL Id:hal-01579504
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Other partners > University of New South Wales - UNSW (AUSTRALIA)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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