|About this Abstract
||3rd World Congress on High Entropy Alloys (HEA 2023)
||Design Metastability in High-entropy Alloys by Tailoring Unstable Fault Energies
||Chenyang Li, Xing Wang, Wei Xiong, Wei Chen
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Metastable alloys with transformation-/twinning-induced plasticity (TRIP/TWIP) can overcome the strength-ductility trade-off in structural materials. Originated from the development of traditional alloys, the intrinsic stacking fault energy (ISFE) has been applied to tailor TRIP/TWIP in high-entropy alloys (HEAs) but with limited quantitative success. Here, we demonstrate a strategy for designing metastable HEAs and validate its effectiveness by discovering seven alloys with experimentally observed metastability for TRIP/TWIP. We propose unstable fault energies as the more effective design metric and attribute the deformation mechanism of metastable face-centered cubic alloys to unstable martensite fault energy (UMFE)/unstable twin fault energy (UTFE) rather than ISFE. Among the studied HEAs and steels, the traditional ISFE criterion fails in more than half of the cases, while the UMFE/UTFE criterion accurately predicts the deformation mechanisms in all cases. The UMFE/UTFE criterion provides an effective paradigm for developing metastable alloys with TRIP/TWIP for an enhanced strength-ductility synergy.
||Planned: Metallurgical and Materials Transactions