EAM potential for magnesium from quantum mechanical forces

Xiang Yang Liu, James B. Adams, Furio Ercolessi, John A. Moriarty

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We have developed an empirical EAM potential for magnesium by fitting to ab initio forces (the 'force matching' method) and experimental data. The database includes many different structures, including bulk, cluster, liquid and several defect structures. The potential fit to the forces database, which has 2201 forces generated using a local orbital pseudopotential method, is good. This new EAM potential gives good results for various bulk structural properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-303
Number of pages11
JournalModelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications


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