Theoretical Calculations for Elastic and Thermodynamic Properties of NbN2 under High Pressure
Bao-Sen Hou a, Ke Liua,b, Xiao-Chun Mao a, Jiao Tan a and Xiao-Lin Zhou a
aCollege of Physics and Electronic Engineering, Sichuan Normal University, Chengdu 610101, P.R. China
bSchool of Micro-Electronics and Solid-State Electronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology, Chengdu 610054, P.R. China
Received: March 31, 2017; In final form: July 29, 2017
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The structural and elastic properties of NbN2 at high pressures were investigated through the first-principles calculation. Results indicate that NbN2 is a potential hard material. NbN2 meets mechanical stability criteria and possesses ductility within the pressure of 100 GPa. The elastic anisotropy under high pressure was achieved by the elastic anisotropy factors, which reduce with increasing pressure. Using the quasi-harmonic Debye model, we also investigated the thermodynamic properties of NbN2.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.132.1363
topics: high temperature and high pressure, elastic constants, anisotropy, Debye temperature, NbN2