A novel quaternary equiatomic Ti-Zr-Nb-Ta medium entropy alloy (MEA)

Nguyen, V, Ma, Q, Shi, Z, Song, T, Huang, L and Zou, J 2018, 'A novel quaternary equiatomic Ti-Zr-Nb-Ta medium entropy alloy (MEA)', Intermetallics, vol. 101, pp. 39-43.


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Title A novel quaternary equiatomic Ti-Zr-Nb-Ta medium entropy alloy (MEA)
Author(s) Nguyen, V
Ma, Q
Shi, Z
Song, T
Huang, L
Zou, J
Year 2018
Journal name Intermetallics
Volume number 101
Start page 39
End page 43
Total pages 5
Publisher Elsevier Ltd
Abstract The high strength and low ductility of body-centred cubic (BCC) high entropy alloys (HEAs) both result from the severe lattice-distortion effect as measured by the atomic mismatch (delta). We report a novel quaternary equiatomic Ti-Zr-Nb-Ta (delta = 4.8%) medium entropy alloy (MEA), redesigned from a quinary equiatomic Ti-Zr-Nb-TaMo (delta = 5.5%) HEA, for much improved strength-ductility combinations and potentially improved biocompatibility by reducing delta through excluding Mo. The as-cast MEA exhibited a single BCC phase and achieved compressive yield strength of 1100 +/- 90 MPa, strain of 48 +/- 6%, which is 4 times higher than that of the Ti-ZrNb-Ta-Mo HEA, and modulus of 116 +/- 6 GPa similar to Ti-6Al-4V.
Subject Metals and Alloy Materials
Keyword(s) Crystal structure
High entropy alloys (HEAs)
Mechanical properties
Medium entropy alloys (MEAs)
Microstructure
DOI - identifier 10.1016/j.intermet.2018.07.008
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