Phase separation of the B2 structure accompanied by an ordering in Co-Al and Ni-Al binary systems

Hiroshi Ohtani, Ying Chen, Mitsuhiro Hasebe

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The phase separation of the B2 structure in the Co-Al and Ni-Al binary systems has been studied by combining ab initio energetic calculations with the CALPHAD approach. The total energies of the ordered phases based on the bcc lattice were obtained using first-principle band-energy calculations. The cluster expansion method was applied to the results, and the free energies at finite temperatures were calculated for the bcc solid solution. The Co-Al and Ni-Al binary systems were analysed thermodynamically by considering the estimated metastable free energy of the bcc phase. The descriptions of the lattice stability parameters for each pure element were obtained chiefly from the Scientific Group Thermodata Europe (SGTE) datafile. The optimized parameters reasonably reproduced the characteristic features of these binary phase diagrams. The metastable (A2+B2) two-phase field forms in the Co-Al phase diagram, and this equilibrium is closely related to the anomaly in the phase boundaries of the binary system. On the other hand, the phase separation of the A2 and B2 structures are hindered by the presence of the D03 phase in the Ni-Al system. Ground state analysis was performed to clarify the difference in the behaviour of the B2 phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1489-1498
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2004 May


  • Ab initio energetic calculations
  • Metastable phase separation
  • Order-disorder transition
  • Phase diagram
  • Thermodynamic analysis


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