The investigation of electronic, mechanical and lattice dynamical properties of PdCoX (X = Si and Ge) half-Heusler metallics in α, β and γ structural phases: an ab initio study

ERKİŞİ A., SÜRÜCÜ G., Ellialtioglu R.

Philosophical Magazine, cilt.97, sa.26, ss.2237-2254, 2017 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 97 Konu: 26
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/14786435.2017.1329595
  • Dergi Adı: Philosophical Magazine
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2237-2254


© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.PdCoX (X = Si and Ge) alloys which are XYZ type half-Heusler alloys and also have face centred cubic MgAgAs-type structure which conforms to (Formula presented.) space group, have been investigated in different atomic arrangements which are called α, β and γ phases, using local spin density approximation in the density functional theory as implemented in VASP (Vienna Ab Initio Simulation Package) software. Both of the alloys are considered in ferromagnetic order. After the investigation of stable structural phase for these alloys, their full structural, electronic, magnetic, mechanical, and dynamical properties have been examined in this structural phase. The calculated electronic band structure and the total electronic density of states of our alloys indicated metallic behaviour. The estimated elastic constants show that these are stable and show anisotropic behaviour mechanically in β and γ phases. Also, the calculated phonon dispersion curves show that PdCoX (X = Si and Ge) alloys are stable dynamically in the same structural phases.