Self-healing in B12P2 through Mediated Defect Recombination

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dc.contributor.author Huber, S. P.
dc.contributor.author Gullikson, E.
dc.contributor.author Frye, Clint D.
dc.contributor.author Edgar, James H.
dc.contributor.author van de Kruijs, R. W. E.
dc.contributor.author Bijkerk, F.
dc.contributor.author Prendergast, D.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-04-17T20:53:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-04-17T20:53:53Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/35398
dc.description Citation: Self-healing in B12P2 through Mediated Defect Recombination. S. P. Huber, E. Gullikson, C. D. Frye, J. H. Edgar, R. W. E. van de Kruijs, F. Bijkerk, and D. Prendergast. Chemistry of Materials 28 8415--8428 (2016) 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b04075
dc.description.abstract The icosahedral boride B12P2 has been reported to exhibit “self-healing” properties, after transmission electron microscopy recordings of sample surfaces, which were exposed to highly energetic particle beams, revealed little to no damage. In this work, employing calculations from first-principles within the density functional theory (DFT) framework, the structural characteristics of boron interstitial and vacancy defects in B12P2 are investigated. Using nudged elastic band simulations, the diffusion properties of interstitial and vacancy defects and their combination, in the form of Frenkel defect pairs, are studied. We find that boron icosahedra maintain their structural integrity even when in a degraded state in the presence of a vacancy or interstitial defect and that the diffusion activation energy for the recombination of an interstitial vacany pair can be as low as 3 meV, in line with the previously reported observation of “self-healing”.
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b04075
dc.rights © 2016 American Chemical Society. This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).
dc.rights.uri http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0897-4756/
dc.title Self-healing in B12P2 through Mediated Defect Recombination
dc.type Article
dc.date.published 2016
dc.citation.doi 10.1021/acs.chemmater.6b04075
dc.citation.epage 8428
dc.citation.issn 0897-4756
dc.citation.issue 22
dc.citation.jtitle Chemistry of Materials
dc.citation.spage 8415
dc.citation.volume 28
dc.description.embargo 11/9/2017
dc.contributor.authoreid edgarjh
dc.contributor.kstate Frye, Clint D.
dc.contributor.kstate Edgar, James H.


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