Neural-network model for force prediction in multi-principal-element alloys

R Singh and P Singh and A Sharma and OR Bingol and A Balu and G Balasubramanian and A Krishnamurthy and S Sarkar and DD Johnson, COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE, 198, 110693 (2021).

DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2021.110693

Atomistic simulations can provide useful insights into the physical properties of multi-principal-element alloys. However, classical potentials mostly fail to capture key quantum (electronic-structure) effects. We present a deep 3D convolutional neural network (3D CNN) based framework combined with a voxelization technique to design interatomic potentials for chemically complex alloys. We highlight the performance of the 3D CNN model and its efficacy in computing potentials using the medium-entropy alloy TaNbMo. In order to provide insights into the effect of voxel resolution, we implemented two approaches based on the inner and outer bounding boxes. An efficient 3D CNN model, which is as accurate as the density-functional theory (DFT) approach, for calculating potentials will provide a promising schema for accurate atomistic simulations of structure and dynamics of general multi- principle element alloys.

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