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Development and homogeneity of microstructure and texture in a lamellar AlCoCrFeNi2.1 eutectic high-entropy alloy severely strained in the warm-deformation regime

  • Seelam Rajasekhar Reddy (a1), Upender Sunkari (a1), Adrianna Lozinko (a2), Sheng Guo (a2) and Pinaki Prasad Bhattacharjee (a1)...


The effect of severe warm rolling on microstructure and texture homogeneities was investigated in a lamellar (L12 + B2) AlCoCrFeNi2.1 eutectic high-entropy alloy (EHEA). The EHEA 90% warm-rolled at 400 °C showed disordering of the L12 phase and a remarkable increase in hardness. A much finer microstructure was observed on ND-RD (Normal Direction-Rolling Direction) plane as compared with that on the RD-TD (Rolling Direction-Transverse Direction) plane. The L12/Face Centered Cubic (FCC) phase developed α-fiber texture ND//〈110〉 with a particularly strong brass ({110}〈112〉) component, while the B2 phase developed the usual RD (//〈110〉) and ND (//〈111〉) fibers. Nevertheless, inhomogeneities in texture were noticed. Upon annealing at 800 °C, the ND-RD showed an ultrafine microduplex structure, while the RD-TD showed a retained lamellar structure. A rather uniform microduplex structure evolved after annealing at 1200 °C due to the accelerated kinetics of transformation at higher temperatures. The L12/FCC phase showed the retention of the α-fiber components, while the B2 phase showed stronger ND-fiber after annealing, although inhomogeneities in texture existed.


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