Alloying effects on the stacking fault energy in austenitic stainless steels from first-principles theory
Journal article, 2006

The stacking fault energy (SFE) of austenitic stainless steels has been determined using a quantum mechanical first-principles approach. We identify the electronic, magnetic and volume effects responsible for the compositional dependence of the SFE. We find that both the alloying element and the composition of the host material are important for understanding the alloying effects. Our results show that no simple and universally valid composition equations exist for the SFE.


L. Vitos

Uppsala University

Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Jan-Olof Nilsson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Microscopy and Microanalysis

B. Johansson

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Uppsala University


Acta Materialia

1359-6454 (ISSN)

Vol. 54 14 3821-3826

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