• Acoustic wave propagation in $Ni_3 R$ (𝑅 = Mo, Nb, Ta) compounds

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      Elastic constants; longitudinal waves; surface waves; ultrasonic properties.

    • Abstract


      The ultrasonic properties of the hexagonal closed packed structured $Ni_3$Mo, $Ni_3$Nb and $Ni_3$Ta compounds were studied at room temperature for their characterization. For the investigations of ultrasonic properties, the second-order elastic constants using Lennard–Jones potential were computed. The velocities $V_1$ and $V_2$ have minima and maxima respectively at 45° with the unique axis of the crystal, while $V_3$ increases with respect to angle with the unique axis of the crystal. The inconsistent behaviour of angle-dependent velocities is associated with the action of second-order elastic constants. Debye average sound velocities of these compounds increase with the angle and has maximum at $55^{\circ}$ with the unique axis at room temperature. Hence, when a sound wave travels at $55^{\circ}$ with the unique axis of these materials, the average sound velocity is found to be maximum. The results achieved are discussed and compared with the available experimental and theoretical results.

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      Pramod Kumar Yadawa1

      1. Department of Applied Physics, AMITY School of Engineering and Technology, Bijwasan, New Delhi 110 061, India
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