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Title: Influence of compositional complexity on interdiffusion in Ni-containing concentrated solid-solution alloys

To investigate the compositional effects on thermal-diffusion kinetics in concentrated solid-solution alloys, interdiffusion in seven diffusion couples with alloys from binary to quinary is systematically studied. The alloys with higher compositional complexity exhibit in general lower diffusion coefficients against homologous temperature, however, an exception is found that diffusion in NiCoFeCrPd is faster than in NiCoFeCr and NiCoCr. While the derived diffusion parameters suggest that diffusion in medium and high entropy alloys is overall more retarded than in pure metals and binary alloys, they strongly depend on specific constituents. The comparative features are captured by computational thermodynamics approaches using a self-consistent database.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Materials Science and Technology Division
  2. CompuTherm LLC, Middleton, WI (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Materials Research Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2166-3831
Taylor and Francis
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Energy Dissipation to Defect Evolution (EDDE)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; high entropy alloy; concentrated solid-solution alloy; diffusion; CALPHAD
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