Computational investigations of mechanic, electronic and lattice dynamic properties of yttrium based compounds
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Electronic, mechanic and lattice dynamic properties of yttrium-based compounds, X3Y, where X = Pd, Pt and Rh were investigated using the density functional theory. The electronic band calculations demonstrated that X3Y compounds are metallic at the cubic crystal structures. The calculated elastic constants using the energy-strain method indicate that the three materials are mechanically stable. The calculated bulk modulus and Young's modulus values suggest that the Pt3Y is stiffer than that of the other two. The type of bonding and ductility in the X3Y compounds were also evaluated based on their B/G ratios, Cauchy pressures (C-12-C-44) and band structure calculations. These compounds were found to be ductile in nature. The density functional perturbation theory was used to derive full phonon frequencies and total and projected phonon density of states. The computed full phonon spectra for X3Y compounds show that these compounds in the L1(2) phase are dynamically stable. Debye temperature and specific heat of these compounds were also calculated and evaluated using quasi harmonic approximation.