First principles thermodynamical modeling of the binodal and spinodal curves in lead chalcogenides.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

High-throughput ab initio calculations, cluster expansion techniques, and thermodynamic modeling have been synergistically combined to characterize the binodal and the spinodal decompositions features in the pseudo-binary lead chalcogenides PbSe-PbTe, PbS-PbTe, and PbS-PbSe. While our results agree with the available experimental data, our consolute temperatures substantially improve with respect to previous computational modeling. The computed phase diagrams corroborate that in ad hoc synthesis conditions the formation of nanostructure may occur justifying the low thermal conductivities in these alloys. The presented approach, making a rational use of online quantum repositories, can be extended to study thermodynamical and kinetic properties of materials of technological interest.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Usanmaz, D; Nath, P; Plata, JJ; Hart, GLW; Takeuchi, I; Nardelli, MB; Fornari, M; Curtarolo, S

Published Date

  • February 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 5005 - 5011

PubMed ID

  • 26811862

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26811862

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1463-9084

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1463-9076

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1039/c5cp06891f


  • eng