Interatomic potential optimization to determine phase transitions in PbTiO3 based on phonon dispersion

K Tanaka and Y Sakai and S Taniguchi and K Shimomai and Y Iwazaki, JOURNAL OF THE CERAMIC SOCIETY OF JAPAN, 131, 252-257 (2023).

DOI: 10.2109/jcersj2.22165

When exploring new ferroelectric materials computationally, it is necessary to consider the temperature depen-dence and physical properties of the structure. In the present study, we used a classical molecular dynamics simulation to investigate phase transitions during high-temperature annealing of KNbO3. The results revealed that a supercell larger than 8 & COPY; 8 & COPY; 8 is required to reproduce the phase transitions clearly. We also attempted to establish a method for obtaining the interatomic potential for any alloy composition. For PbTiO3, this was achieved using genetic algorithm fitting, and a phonon dispersion curve similar to that simulated by first-principles calculation was obtained.& COPY;2023 The Ceramic Society of Japan. All rights reserved.

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