Atomic ordering in nano-layered FePt: Multiscale Monte Carlo simulation

Rafal KOZUBSKI, M. Kozlowski, Agnieszka Wrobel, T. Wejrzanowski, K.J. Kurzydlowski, C. Goyhenex, V. Pierron-Bohnes, M. Rennhofer, Savko Malinov

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Nano- and meso-scale simulation of chemical ordering kinetics in nano-layered L1(0)-AB binary intermetallics was performed. In the nano- (atomistic) scale Monte Carlo (MC) technique with vacancy mechanism of atomic migration implemented with diverse models for the system energetics was used. The meso-scale microstructure evolution was, in turn, simulated by means of a MC procedure applied to a system built of meso-scale voxels ordered in particular L1(0) variants. The voxels were free to change the L1(0) variant and interacted with antiphase-boundary energies evaluated within the nano-scale simulations. The study addressed FePt thin layers considered as a material for ultra-high-density magnetic storage media and revealed metastability of the L1(0) c-variant superstructure with monoatomic planes parallel to the (001)-oriented layer surface and off-plane easy magnetization. The layers, originally perfectly ordered in the c-variant, showed discontinuous precipitation of a- and b-L1(0)-variant domains running in parallel with homogeneous disordering (i.e. generation of antisite defects). The domains nucleated heterogeneously on the free monoatomic Fe surface of the layer, grew inwards its volume and relaxed towards an equilibrium microstructure of the system. Two
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S80-S84
Number of pages5
JournalComputational Materials Science
Issue number1 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Computational Mathematics
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