Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 54, Issue 14, pp 10261–10269 | Cite as

Thermodynamic analysis of the Co–W system

  • Peisheng WangEmail author
  • Oleg Y. Kontsevoi
  • Gregory B. Olson
Computation and theory


Density functional theory (DFT) calculations including spin polarization were performed to obtain the energies for all end-member configurations of the μ phase, which were used to evaluate the Gibbs energies of the μ phase. The Co–W system was thermodynamically re-assessed in the present work. The present calculated phase diagram fits well with the experimental data. Applying the DFT results was essential for giving a better description of the μ phase.



This work was performed under the following financial assistance award 70NANB14H012 from US Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology as part of the Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD)Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and EngineeringNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringNorthwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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