KeywordAlloying strategy; Amorphous alloys; Fcc single phase; Gibbs phase rule; High entropy alloys; Icosahedral phase; Multicomponent alloys; Quasicrystals; Solid solubility; Al-based alloys; Scale icosahedral phase; Equiatomic substitution; Mechanical properties; Structural characterisation; Crystallisation behaviour; Elevated temperature; Amorphous alloys; High-strength; Microstructure
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AbstractThis paper describes some underlying principles of multicomponent and high entropy alloys, and gives some examples of these materials. Different types of multicomponent alloy and different methods of accessing multicomponent phase space are discussed. The alloys were manufactured by conventional and high speed solidification techniques, and their macroscopic, microscopic and nanoscale structures were studied by optical, X-ray and electron microscope methods. They exhibit a variety of amorphous, quasicrystalline, dendritic and eutectic structures.
CitationCantor B (2014) Multicomponent and High Entropy Alloys. Entropy. 16(9): 4749-4768.
Link to publisher’s versionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3390/e16094749
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