Carbon Impurities in MgB2

Yanfa Yan, M. M. Al-Jassim

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Carbon impurities in MgB2 were investigated. First-principles total-energy calculations were used for the analysis. Results showed that high concentration of C impurities can be incorporated in MgB2 due to its low-formation energies. It was also found that substitutional C impurities lower the formation energies that interstitial C.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)7687-7689
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2002

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-520-32731


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