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Machine Learning-Driven Structure Prediction for Iron Hydrides

Tahmasbi, H.; Ramakrishna, K.; Lokamani, M.; Cangi, A.


We created a computational workflow to analyze the potential energy surface (PES) of materials using machine-learned interatomic potentials in conjunction with the minima hopping algorithm. We demonstrate this method by producing a versatile machine-learned interatomic potential for iron hydride via a neural network using an iterative training process to explore its energy landscape under different pressures. To evaluate the accuracy and comprehend the intricacies of the PES, we conducted comprehensive crystal structure predictions using our neural network-based potential paired with the minima hopping approach. The predictions spanned pressures ranging from ambient to 100 GPa. Our results reproduce the experimentally verified global minimum structures such as \textit{dhcp}, \textit{hcp}, and \textit{fcc}, corroborating previous findings. Furthermore, our in-depth exploration of the iron hydride PES at different pressures has revealed complex alterations and stacking faults in these phases, leading to the identification of several new low-enthalpy structures. This investigation has not only confirmed the presence of regions of established FeH configurations but has also highlighted the efficacy of using data-driven, extensive structure prediction methods to uncover the multifaceted PES of materials.

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