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Microstructural Evolution and Mechanical Behaviour of Near-Eutectic High Entropy Alloy
journal contributionposted on 2023-07-17, 05:37 authored by R John, K Guruvidyathri, BS Murty, Daniel FabijanicDaniel Fabijanic
In the current work, the thermal stability of the eutectic regions and precipitation and mechanical behaviour of near eutectic high-entropy alloy is studied. The alloy solidified as FCC and underwent sequential ordering to L12 with order–disorder transition temperature between 700°C and 1000°C. Cooling rate, variation in the concentration boundary layer, thermal gradient and interfacial energy were attributed to define the eutectic morphology (L12 and B2). Thermal exposure resulted in homogeneous precipitation of acicular Al-Ni-rich B2 phase within the proeutectic and irregular eutectic regions. The preferential B2 precipitation within the irregular eutectic regions was attributed to the lower stability and higher lattice strain associated with these regions. The FCC: B2 phase fraction after heat treatment was similar to that of the eutectic alloy. Furthermore, lamellar degradation, globularization and Ostwald ripening of the B2 phase were observed after heat treatment. Lamellar degradation occurred via mechanisms like cylinderization, edge spheroidization, termination migration and boundary splitting. The experimental observations on the phase evolution, stability and order–disorder transformation matched well with the CALPHAD predictions except for the σ phase formation. B2 precipitation during heat treatment enhanced the mechanical behaviour of the alloy. However, the work hardening rate was superior for as-cast alloy.
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