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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 525673, 5 pages
Research Article

Geometry Optimization Calculations for the Elasticity of Gold at High Pressure

Hitit University, Department of Physics, 19030 Corum, Turkey

Received 2 May 2013; Revised 18 September 2013; Accepted 23 September 2013

Academic Editor: Augusto Deus

Copyright © 2013 E. Güler and M. Güler. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We present embedded atom method based geometry optimization aspects of pressure effect on some elastic and mechanical properties of gold. During study, we determined the pressure dependency of equilibrium volume, typical cubic elastic constants, bulk modulus, shear modulus, young modulus, and elastic wave velocities of the considered metal with varying pressure between 0 GPa and 1000 GPa. Finally, we carried out a benchmark between our results and other available theoretical calculations and experimental data. The results of the study mutually agree with the previous findings and provide a deeper outlook for high pressure behavior of the studied metal.