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Title: Understanding phase stability of Al-Co-Cr-Fe-Ni high entropy alloys

The concept of high entropy alloy (HEA) opens a vast unexplored composition range for alloy design. As a well-studied system, Al-Co-Cr-Fe-Ni has attracted tremendous amount of attention to develop new-generation low-density structural materials for automobile and aerospace applications. In spite of intensive investigations in the past few years, the phase stability within this HEA system is still poorly understood and needs to be clarified, which poses obstacles to the discovery of promising Al-Co-Cr-Fe-Ni HEAs. In the present work, the CALPHAD approach is employed to understand the phase stability and explore the phase transformation within the Al-Co-Cr-Fe-Ni system. As a result, the phase-stability mapping coupled with density contours is then constructed within the composition - temperature space, which provides useful guidelines for the design of low-density Al-Co-Cr-Fe-Ni HEAs with desirable properties.
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  1. CompuTherm LLC, Middleton, WI (United States)
  2. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  3. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Albany, OR (United States)
  4. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Materials & Design
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 109; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0264-1275
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; high-entropy alloy; phase stability; CALPHAD; phase diagram; atom probe tomography (APT)
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OSTI ID: 1359529