MoNbTaV Medium-Entropy Alloy
AbstractGuided by CALPHAD (Calculation of Phase Diagrams) modeling, the refractory medium-entropy alloy MoNbTaV was synthesized by vacuum arc melting under a high-purity argon atmosphere. A body-centered cubic solid solution phase was experimentally confirmed in the as-cast ingot using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. The measured lattice parameter of the alloy (3.208 Å) obeys the rule of mixtures (ROM), but the Vickers microhardness (4.95 GPa) and the yield strength (1.5 GPa) are about 4.5 and 4.6 times those estimated from the ROM, respectively. Using a simple model on solid solution strengthening predicts a yield strength of approximately 1.5 GPa. Thermodynamic analysis shows that the total entropy of the alloy is more than three times the configurational entropy at room temperature, and the entropy of mixing exhibits a small negative departure from ideal mixing. View Full-Text
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Yao, H.; Qiao, J.-W.; Gao, M.C.; Hawk, J.A.; Ma, S.-G.; Zhou, H. MoNbTaV Medium-Entropy Alloy. Entropy 2016, 18, 189.
Yao H, Qiao J-W, Gao MC, Hawk JA, Ma S-G, Zhou H. MoNbTaV Medium-Entropy Alloy. Entropy. 2016; 18(5):189.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yao, Hongwei; Qiao, Jun-Wei; Gao, Michael C.; Hawk, Jeffrey A.; Ma, Sheng-Guo; Zhou, Hefeng. 2016. "MoNbTaV Medium-Entropy Alloy." Entropy 18, no. 5: 189.
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