Calculation of electronic properties of boundaries in Ni3Al

J. R. Alvarez, Peter Rez

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The effects of boron doping on both the Ni-d DOS and the cohesive properties of Ni3Al have been studied through the use of supercell models having the local composition of Ni3Al with and without B at grain boundaries. The calculations of the density of states are compared with experimental results obtained from electron energy loss near edge structures. The results suggest an increase in the intensity of the Ni-L2,3 white line when there is Ni enrichment; they also suggest that this increase disappears when B is added to the Ni-enriched model boundary, in agreement with experiment. The relationship between these results and cohesive enhancement as observed in B-doped Ni3Al is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-802
Number of pages8
JournalActa Materialia
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 14 2001


  • Bonding
  • Electronic structure
  • Grain boundaries
  • Segregation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys


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