Ni tracer diffusion in CoCrFeNi and CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloys

Research paper by M. Vaidya, S. Trubel, B.S. Murty, G. Wilde, S.V. Divinski

Indexed on: 29 Jul '16Published on: 25 Jul '16Published in: Journal of Alloys and Compounds


High entropy alloys (HEAs) are multicomponent alloys in equiatomic or nearly equiatomic composition. Anticipated sluggish atomic diffusion is reported to be one of the core effects in HEAs which is presumably responsible for their many unique properties. For the first time, in the present study, tracer (Ni) diffusion in CoCrFeNi and CoCrFeMnNi alloys is measured by the radiotracer technique in the temperature range of 1073–1373 K using the 63Ni isotope. Chemically homogeneous alloys of equiatomic composition were prepared by a vacuum arc melting route. The microstructure and phase stability of the alloys in the given temperature range is confirmed by differential thermal analysis and X-ray diffraction.

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