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Special Issue "High-Entropy Alloys and High-Entropy-Related Materials"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2016).
Interests: alloy design; superalloys; high entropy alloys; additive manufacturing; microstructure engineering
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Considerable interest has been shown over the last few years in exploring new alloy compositions using the high-entropy alloy (HEA) design concept. This is because of the four core effects which can bring various advantages to the HEAs. For example, high entropy effect can reduce the number of constituent phases and facilitate the design of the microstructure. Sluggish diffusion effect can reduce the phase transformation rate and stabilize the microstructure at elevated temperatures. Significant strengthening can be enhanced by severe lattice distortion effect. And, the cocktail effect enables tailor-made properties to be realized by choosing the right alloying constituents. The HEA alloy design approach has broadened the scope of composition design and new types of HEAs and high-entropy-related materials (HEMs) have been developed, such as high-entropy superalloys, high-entropy refractory alloys, high-entropy bulk metallic glasses, high-entropy carbides, high-entropy nitrides, high-entropy oxides, and high-entropy composites.
Most importantly, these HEMs can be fabricated and processed by similar routes as those of conventional materials. Also, characterization techniques for conventional materials can be employed for HEMs. For these reasons, HEMs have attracted more and more scientists from various disciplines to undertake such research activities. The combinations of compositions in the scope of HEMs and processing routes can potentially lead to a wide range of microstructures and properties. Many preliminary studies have shown evidence of their potentials to replace conventional materials for industrial applications.
The continued importance and interest in this research field is evident based on the rapid increase in the number of scientific journal publications. In this Special Issue of High-Entropy Alloys and High-Entropy-Related Materials, the aim is to gather the latest developments in HEAs and HEMs, and make the fundamental materials science more comprehensive, so that the R&D of HEAs and HEMs can be accelerated to develop a sustainable and eco-friendly society. Specific topics of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Alloy design of HEAs and HEMs
- Simulation and modeling
- Thermodynamics and kinetics
- Structure, microstructure and properties
Dr. An-Chou Yeh
Relevant Special issue: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/entropy/special_issues/high-entropy-alloys
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Entropy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- high-entropy alloys
- high-entropy-related materials
- alloy design
- crystal structure
- phase transformation