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Determining pressure-temperature phase diagrams of materials

Baldock, R. J. N., Partay, L. B., Bartok, A. P., Payne, M. C. and Csanyi, G. (2016) Determining pressure-temperature phase diagrams of materials. Physical Review B, 93. 174108. ISSN 1098-0121

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We extend the nested sampling algorithm to simulate materials under periodic boundary and constant pressure conditions, and show how it can be used to determine the complete equilibrium phase diagram, for a given potential energy function, efficiently and in a highly automated fashion. The only inputs required are the composition and the desired pressure and temperature ranges, in particular, solid-solid phase transitions are recovered without any a priori knowledge about the structure of solid phases. We benchmark and showcase the algorithm on the periodic Lennard-Jones system, aluminium and NiTi.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Chemistry
ID Code:67188
Publisher:American Physical Society


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