Surface segregation in Pt25Rh75 alloys studied by Monte Carlo simulations and the modified embedded atom method

J. Luyten, M. Schurmans, C. Creemers, B.S. Bunnik, G.J. Kramer

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Abstract

In this work, surface segregation in Pt25Rh75 alloys is studied by Monte Carlo (MC) simulations, combined with the modified embedded atom method (MEAM). First, for a more accurate description of the interat. interactions, new MEAM parameters are derived, based on ab initio d. functional theory (DFT) data. Subsequently, the temp. dependent surface segregation to the low index single crystal surfaces of a Pt25Rh75 alloy is calcd. with this new parameter set. The simulation results are then confronted with available exptl. and theor. work. A peculiarity of the Pt-Rh system is the possible presence of a bulk demixing region at lower temps. This demixing behavior is still contested up to now. Our results are in contradiction with such a phase sepn. behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1668-1676
JournalSurface Science
Volume601
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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