Thermodynamic properties of titanium from ab initio calculations

Uri Argaman, Eitan Eidelstein, Ohad Levy, Guy Makov

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The lattice parameters, lattice stability and phonon dispersion curves of five proposed phases of Ti: α, β, γ, δ andεare investigated within density functional theory (DFT). It is found that the sequence of high pressure phases at zero temperature isα ε γ δ β the δ and β phases becoming degenerate at high pressure. However, the γ phase may be unstable as is reflected by the existence of imaginary values in the phonon spectra. The results of the DFT calculations are employed to estimate the entropy and free energies of the α andεphases. It is found that converged phonon calculations lead to an entropy difference which is much smaller than previous estimates, and a much steeper α ε. phase transition line.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016505
JournalMaterials Research Express
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Heat capacity
  • Phonons
  • Titanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys


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