Investigation of Electronic and Elastic Properties of YNi2-xMx (M: Fe, Co, Cu and Zn): Ab Initio Calculations Analyzed with Data Mining Approach

Investigation of Electronic and Elastic Properties of YNi2-xMx (M: Fe, Co, Cu and Zn): Ab Initio Calculations Analyzed with Data Mining Approach

Mostafa K. BenabadjiAmmaria Mahmoudi Djazia Bouabdallah Fatiha Saidi Houda I. Faraoun Ghouti Merad 

Division Etude et Prédiction des Matériaux (DEPM), Unité de Recherche Matériaux et Energies Renouvelable (URMER), Université Abou Bekr Belkaid, B.P 119 Fg. Pasteur, Tlemcen 13000, Algérie

Ecole Supérieure en Génie Electrique et Energétique (ESGEEO), B.P 64, CH2 ACHABA Hanifi, Technopôle USTO 31000 Oran, Algérie

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27 March 2018
12 April 2018
31 March 2018
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We investigated Structural, electronic and mechanical properties of pure YNi2 and YNi2-xMx (M: Fe, Co, Cu and Zn) Laves phases using first principles calculations. Density functional theory is considered within framework of both pseudo-potentials and plane wave’s basis using VASP (Vienna ab initio Software Package). The optimized structural parameters were in good agreement with experiment. We calculated formation heat for pure YNi2 and showed that the cubic C15–YNi2 Laves phase are more stable than C14 and C36 hexagonal phases. We evaluated and discussed Electronic density of states (DOSs) and charge density distribution. The elastic properties were calculated, discussed and analyzed with data mining approach.


Ab-initio calculations DFT, laves phases, structural, electronic and elastic properties, YNi2-xMx alloys, data mining approach

1. Introduction
2. Results and Discussions
3. Conclusion

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