Severe plastic deformation driven nanostructure and phase evolution in a Al 0.5 CoCrFeMnNi dual phase high entropy alloy

Reddy, T S and Wani, I S and Bhattacharjee, T and Reddy, S R and Saha, R and Bhattacharjee, Pinaki Prasad (2017) Severe plastic deformation driven nanostructure and phase evolution in a Al 0.5 CoCrFeMnNi dual phase high entropy alloy. Intermetallics, 91. pp. 150-157. ISSN 0966-9795

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The effect of severe plastic deformation on microstructure and phase evolution was investigated in a dual phase Al0.5CoCrFeMnNi high entropy alloy (HEA). For this purpose, the as-cast HEA was subjected to initial thermo-mechanical processing by warm-rolling and annealing. The annealed dual phase alloy showed FCC and B2 phases. The B2 phase was enriched with Ni and Al, while the converse held good for the FCC phase. These annealed HEA specimens were severely deformed by high pressure torsion (HPT) up to five complete rotations (R). The severely deformed HEA revealed nanostructured FCC grains containing nano-twinned regions and coarser B2 phase. The nanostructure formation in the softer FCC phase was attributed to greater strain partitioning and propensity for the formation of nano-twins. Although with increasing rotations, the hardness difference between the edge and centre region was reduced, the 5R HPT processed specimens showed inhomogeneity featured by intermittent hardness spikes. Upon annealing, recrystallized dual phase microstructure was confirmed in the 5R HPT processed specimen. Microstructural differences between centre and edge regions were revealed by way of large B2 clusters (5 μm-10 μm) at the centre region. Remarkably, annealing resulted in the formation of a (Fe,Cr) rich σ-phase. The formation of σ-phase resulted in much greater hardness inhomogeneity in the annealed material as compared to the 5R HPT processed material.

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Bhattacharjee, Pinaki Prasad
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Additional Information: The authors gratefully acknowledge Professor J.W. Yeh, NTHU, Taiwan for providing the starting materials. Professor N. Tsuji, Kyoto University, Japan is sincerely acknowledged for his permission to carry out the HPT experiments. Thanks are due to Mr. E.R. Reddy for his help with the HPT experiments. The financial supports from DST, India (Grant no. EMR/2016/002215) and travel support of JICA-CKP are gratefully acknowledged.
Uncontrolled Keywords: High entropy alloy; Severe plastic deformation; Recrystallization; Phase transformation; Nanostructure
Subjects: Materials Engineering > Materials engineering
Divisions: Department of Material Science Engineering
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Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 05:42
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