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Microstructurally flexible high entropy alloys: Linkages between alloy design and deformation behavior
, M. Frank, P. Agrawal, S. Sinha, K. Liu, S. Shukla, R.S. Mishra, B.A. McWilliams, K.C. Cho
Published in Elsevier Ltd
Volume: 194
Development of multicomponent alloys, popularly known as high entropy alloys (HEAs) provides abundant compositional space for designing a variety of HEAs, including equiatomic, dual phase and microstructurally flexible (MF-HEAs). Among them, the design of MF-HEAs further extends the HEA domain in terms of understanding adaptive phase evolution with respect to change in alloy chemistry and processing parameters. This responsive phase evolution enabled near single phase ε (h.c.p., 95%) or γ (f.c.c., 90%) dominant microstructures, depending on imposed processing strain, strain rate and temperature for a selected alloy chemistry. The γ-phase dominated HEAs showed slower yet sustained work hardening (WH) rates (~ 2000 MPa) owing to transformation induced plasticity (TRIP) effect whereas ε-phase dominated microstructure showed exceptionally high and sustained work hardening rates (2300–2700 MPa) due to formation of nano plates or twins in ε-phase upon deformation. Therefore, MF-HEA design leads to exceptional strength–ductility synergy (1100-1250 MPa, 30-43%) irrespective of the dominance of either γ- or ε-phase in the starting microstructure owing to selective operation of deformation mechanisms in the dominant phase. © 2020 The Authors
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