Electronic structure and charge distribution topology of MgH2 doped with 3d transition metals
AuthorsPaskaš Mamula, Bojana
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Ab initio electronic structure calculations of the Mg15TMH32 (TM - transition metals - 6.25 at.%) systems for the entire 3d TM series have been performed using full-potential (linearized) augmented plane waves with addition of local orbitals (FP-LAPW + LO and APW + lo) as implemented in WIEN2k code and projected augmented waves (PAW) method using Abinit code. Details of bonding and mechanism of the TM impurities influence on destabilization of MgH2 were established by investigation of changes of electronic structure after the TM impurities insertion into MgH2 and by using the atoms in molecules (AIM) Baders charge density topology analysis. The obtained trends of all calculated observables show that along the 3d series TMs accomplish different kinds of bonding with nearest and next-nearest neighbor hydrogen atoms that in general weaken related Mg-H bonds and destabilize the surrounding MgH2 matrix. Copyright (C) 2014, Hydrogen Energy Publications, LLC. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All ri...ghts reserved.