Drastic changes of electronic structure, bonding properties and crystal symmetry in Zr2Cu by hydrogenation, from ab initio - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
Journal Articles Intermetallics Year : 2014

Drastic changes of electronic structure, bonding properties and crystal symmetry in Zr2Cu by hydrogenation, from ab initio

Abstract

Gradual hydrogen uptake into Zr2Cu intermetallic leads to crystal symmetry changes from tetragonal Zr2CuH2 to monoclinic Zr2CuH5. This experimental finding is explained here from cohesive energies computed within quantum DFT for Zr2CuHx (x = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) models in both structures. The threshold is found at 2 < x < 3 in agreement with experiment. Beside structural crossover, electronic properties, chemical bonding, and mechanical behavior are also analyzed. Metal-H interactions arising from increasingly H presence in Zr2Cu lead to more and most cohesive and harder Zr2CuH2 and Zr2CuH5 respectively.
No file

Dates and versions

hal-00873636 , version 1 (16-10-2013)

Identifiers

Cite

Adel F. Al Alam, Samir F. Matar, Ahmad Jammal, Naïm Ouaïni. Drastic changes of electronic structure, bonding properties and crystal symmetry in Zr2Cu by hydrogenation, from ab initio. Intermetallics, 2014, 45, pp.5-10. ⟨10.1016/j.intermet.2013.09.009⟩. ⟨hal-00873636⟩
69 View
0 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Mastodon Facebook X LinkedIn More