, Volume 65, Issue 12, pp 1805–1814 | Cite as

Microstructure and Tensile Behavior of Al8Co17Cr17Cu8Fe17Ni33 (at.%) High-Entropy Alloy

  • H. M. Daoud
  • A. Manzoni
  • R. Völkl
  • N. Wanderka
  • U. Glatzel


Microstructure evolution and tensile behavior of the high-entropy alloy Al8Co17Cr17Cu8Fe17Ni33 (at.%) are investigated at room temperature and at 500°C in the as-cast state and under different heat-treatment conditions. Detailed microstructural characterizations are carried out using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy. The equilibrium phase evolution as a function of temperature was calculated using the Thermo-Calc software (Thermo-Calc Software, Stockholm, Sweden) integrated with TTNi-7 database. The observed majority phase is a face-centered cubic solid solution for all tested specimens. Tensile ductility at room temperature and at elevated temperature is enhanced by heat treatment at 1150°C. An embrittlement phenomenon has been observed after a heat treatment at 700°C resulting in significant degradation in tensile properties.


Intergranular Fracture Tensile Behavior Discontinuous Precipitate Void Coalescence Specimen Heat 
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The authors are grateful to the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the financial support by grants GL 181/25-2 and WA 1378/15-2. The authors would like to thank Dr. H. Roy (NDT & Metallurgy Group, CSIR-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute, Durgapur 713209, India) for his helpful discussions and Dr. M. Bensch (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V, Augsburg, Germany) for his help in the Thermo-Calc, and Dipl.-Ing. L. Fuhrmann (Metals and Alloys, Bayreuth University, Germany) for his help in performing the XRD measurements.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. Daoud
    • 1
  • A. Manzoni
    • 2
  • R. Völkl
    • 1
  • N. Wanderka
    • 2
  • U. Glatzel
    • 1
  1. 1.Metals and AlloysUniversity BayreuthBayreuthGermany
  2. 2.Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie Berlin GmbHBerlinGermany

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