Experimental and theoretical P-V-T equation of state for Os2B3

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  • Thermoelastic behavior of transition metal boride Os2B3 was studied under quasi-hydrostatic and isothermal conditions in a Paris-Edinburgh cell to 5.4 GPa and 1273 K. In-situ Energy Dispersive X-ray diffraction was used to determine interplanar spacings of the hexagonal crystal structure and the P-V-T data were fitted to a 3rd Order Birch–Murnaghan equation of state with a temperature modification to determine thermal elastic constants. The bulk modulus was shown to be K0 = 402 ± 21 GPa when the first pressure derivative was held to K0’ = 4.0 from the room temperature P-V curve. Under a quadratic fit (Formula presented.), the thermal expansion coefficients were determined to be (Formula presented.) K−1, (Formula presented.) K−2, and (Formula presented.) K. Density functional theory (DFT) with the quasi-harmonic approximation (QHA) were employed to study Os2B3, including its P-V-T curves, phonon spectra, bulk modulus, specific heat, thermal expansion, and the Grüneisen parameter. A good agreement between the first-principle theory and experimental observations was achieved, highlighting the success of the Armiento-Mattsson 2005 generalized gradient approximation functional employed in this study and QHA for describing thermodynamic properties of Os2B3.
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  • Burrage KC; Lin CM; Chen WC; Chen CC; Vohra YK
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  • 27
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  • 38
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  • 41
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