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Special Issue "High Entropy Materials: From Fundamentals to Applications"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 October 2019.
High entropy materials (HEMs) have recently become a major research topic in materials science. Although initial attention has been mostly focused on high entropy alloys, other types of HEMs, such as high entropy ceramics or high entropy coatings, are also explored now. HEMs are different from conventional materials in their complex, multicomponent chemical composition. It is believed that due to the complex compositions high entropy alloys, ceramics, and coatings can possess unique structures and properties, not readily available in conventional materials. Therefore they are considered as promising materials for a variety of demanding applications.
However, there are plenty of fundamental questions related to HEMs that not have been solved yet. For instance, the thermodynamics of HEMs is not completely understood at the moment, and thus the accurate prediction of phase formation is impossible. In addition, such phenomena, such as solid solution strengthening or diffusion, require additional studies. Meanwhile, for practical applications much better understanding of composition-structure-properties relationships in HEMs is required to select the most promising materials, their suitable fabrication methods and processing routes.
This Special Issue welcomes the original research and reviews on a variety of research topics concerning different types HEMs, including alloys, ceramics, and others. Papers on fundamental aspects of HEMs behavior and application-oriented research, experimental and theoretical articles are equally anticipated. I hope that this Special Issue will provide a valuable platform to share new findings and ideas in the HEMs field.
Dr. Nikita Stepanov
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- high entropy materials
- high entropy alloys
- high entropy ceramics
- high entropy coatings
- phase formation
- composition-structure-properties relationships