Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Equiatomic CrMnCoNiCu High Entropy Alloy


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Microstructure and mechanical properties of equiatomic CrMnCoNiCu alloy in which Fe was substituted by Cu from Cantor alloy was studied. The separation of solid solution phase into two solid solutions (Cr-Co rich and Cu-rich phases) were observed in CrMnCoNiCu. The coarsening and widening of interdendritic Cu-rich phase after homogenization was observed and supported by the increase of XRD peak height from Cu-rich phase compared to that from Cr-Co rich phase after homogenization. The increase of the peak from Cu-rich phase can be attributed to the thermodynamic stability of Cu due to positive mixing enthalpy of adding Cu. The stress-strain curves of CrMnCoNiCu alloy exhibited the reasonably high strength and excellent deformability for the cast alloy. The yield stress of CrMnCoNiCu was observed to be 390MPa and it could be deformed without crack formation up to the true strain 0.85 to reach the flow stress as high as 662Mpa.



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Mohd Hamdi Bin Abd Shukor, Omar S. Es-Said and J.H. Chang




S. M. Oh and S. I. Hong, "Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Equiatomic CrMnCoNiCu High Entropy Alloy", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 909, pp. 39-43, 2017

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November 2017




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