James Crutchfield, Paul Riechers, Dowman Varn

Paper #: 14-08-026

Given a description of the stacking statistics of layered close-packed structures in the form of a hidden Markov model, we develop analytical expressions for the pairwise correlation functions between the layers. These may be calculated analytically as explicit functions of model parameters or the expressions may be used as a fast, accurate, and efficient way to obtain numerical values. We present several examples, finding agreement with previous work as well as deriving new relations.