The ultrasonic properties in the hexagonal structured lanthanide metals Ti, Zr and Hf have been studied at room temperature. The higher order elastic constants have been calculated for these metals using Lennard-Jones Potential for evaluating orientation-dependent ultrasonic properties. An anomalous behaviour in orientation dependent velocity is obtained, which is due to the combined effect of second order elastic constants and density. The achieved ultrasonic properties are compared with known physical parameters to differentiate them from third group nitrides/laves phase compounds.
YADAWA, PRAMOD KUMAR; PANDEY, DHARMENDRA KUMAR; SINGH, DEVRAJ; YADAV, RAJA RAM; and MISHRA, GIRIDHAR
"Computations of ultrasonic parameters of lanthanide metals Ti, Zr and Hf,"
Turkish Journal of Physics: Vol. 34:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/physics/vol34/iss1/3