Fully relativistic Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker coherent-potential-approximation embedded-cluster-method evaluation of short-range-order effects in substitutional alloys containing heavy elements

P. Weinberger, R. Dirl, A. M. Boring, A. Gonis, Arthur J Freeman

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We report calculations of densities of states associated with specific local atomic configurations in substitutionally disordered transition-metal noble-metal alloys, in particular Au-Pd alloys. These calculations are based on the fully relativistic version of the Korringa-Kohn-Rostoker coherent-potential approximation and on the recently developed corresponding embedded-cluster method, and allow a direct evaluation of short-range-order effects in substitutionally disordered materials. A discussion of our results and a comparison with results obtained for transition-metal alloys such as Pd-Ag is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1383-1386
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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