Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 1994–1997

Local Atomic Structure of a High-Entropy Alloy: An X-Ray and Neutron Scattering Study

  • Wei Guo
  • Wojciech Dmowski
  • Ji-Yong Noh
  • Philip Rack
  • Peter K. Liaw
  • Takeshi Egami
Symposium: Bulk Metallic Glasses IX

DOI: 10.1007/s11661-012-1474-0

Cite this article as:
Guo, W., Dmowski, W., Noh, JY. et al. Metall and Mat Trans A (2013) 44: 1994. doi:10.1007/s11661-012-1474-0

Abstract

By using high-energy synchrotron X-ray and neutron scattering, the local structure of a ternary high-entropy alloy Zr1/3Nb1/3Hf1/3 is characterized by means of pair distribution function (PDF) analysis. Results show that this alloy is a body center cubic (b.c.c.) phase in both bulk sample and in a thin film ~1.5 µm thick. The PDFs obtained from X-ray diffraction and neutron diffraction agree well with each other. The measured PDFs differ from the calculated PDF, particularly in the peak shape of the first two peaks, indicating local lattice distortion due to different atomic sizes in the solid solution.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Guo
    • 1
  • Wojciech Dmowski
    • 1
  • Ji-Yong Noh
    • 1
  • Philip Rack
    • 1
  • Peter K. Liaw
    • 1
  • Takeshi Egami
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  2. 2.Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences, Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA
  4. 4.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA