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Special Issue "Development of High Entropy Alloys"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2020.
High-entropy alloys offer an ability to engineer unique microstructures achieved by manipulating their compositional complexity. Often, the experimentally-observed, single-phase high-entropy alloy (HEA) is the result of second-phase precipitation constrained by thermodynamic and/or kinetic factors. Several metastable phases, which are not predicted by equilibrium phase diagrams, are also often reported to be present in HEAs. Further, a large microstructural variation is noted in these alloys when processed using different processing routes, due to abundant mutually exclusive phase transformation pathways. These dramatically different phase transformation pathways can lead to some rather exceptional mechanical properties that can also vary over a large range. In addition, several reports have suggested that the deformation mechanisms of HEAs can be fundamentally different compared to solute lean alloys. With the rapidly growing interest in HEAs, this symposium aims to bring the worldwide HEA research community together to present and discuss the latest results on microstructural engineering and resultant unique properties that can be achieved using HEAs.
The areas of interest for this Special Issue are novel microstructures in HEAs, unconventional strengthening phases, the metastability engineering of phases, multiple strengthening mechanisms due to the hierarchical effect of microstructures, and other novel topics within HEAs. Both experimental and computational works on these topics are welcome.
Dr. Bharat Gwalani
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Mechanical properties
- Transformation pathways
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Tentative Author: Jakub Cizek; Charles University