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A computational search for ductilizing additives to Mo

Clint B Geller, Richard W Smith, John E Hack, Paul Saxe, Erich Wimmer
Scripta Materialia 52(3), 205-210 (2005)

The Rice–Thomson parameter has been evaluated as a computational screening tool for identifying ductilizing additives to Mo. Our results support a hypothesis that soluble additives that are hcp in their pure form weaken the Mo bcc lattice against shears in the (110) plane that are associated with bcc-to-hcp transformations.