Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Online ISSN : 1348-6535
Print ISSN : 1882-0743
ISSN-L : 1348-6535
Special Article: The 70th CerSJ Awards for Academic Achievements in Ceramic Science and Technology: Review
Impacts of first principles calculations in engineering ceramics
Isao TANAKA
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2016 年 124 巻 8 号 p. 791-795

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With rapid progress of high performance computers and algorithm, we are now capable to obtain physical properties and thermodynamical quantities of substances through first principles calculations with the accuracy comparable to experiments. Here, the author makes a short review of our works related to the use of first principles calculations for the study of engineering ceramics. It includes 1) chemical bonding of SiAlONs and solute arrangements, 2) phonon calculations and related properties, 3) theoretical lattice thermal conductivity, 4) cluster-expansion method to study solid solution and order/disorder phenomena, and 5) materials informatics approach for discovery of low thermal conductivity materials.

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