**Abstract Scope** |
High Entropy Carbides (HECs) have been predicted the selection of candidate compositions with the phase stability from an entropy-forming-ability (EFA) descriptor from first principle. Using Density Functional Theory calculations, we address two questions: (1) to what degree can the properties of high entropy carbides created by equi-molar combinations of five of the set of eight refractory metals Hf, Nb, Mo, Ta, Ti, V, W, and Zr be predicted from their respective binaries compounds, and (2) can empirical relationships from properties of the binary compounds be used to predict phase stability for these materials. For the former question, it is found that lattice constant, binding energy and bulk modulus are well approximated by binary carbide averages. To address the second question, it is found that there is a correlation between EFA and the standard deviation of the distribution of bulk moduli of the constituent binaries. |