Science China Technological Sciences

, Volume 61, Issue 2, pp 184–188 | Cite as

A light-weight high-entropy alloy Al20Be20Fe10Si15Ti35

  • KoKai Tseng
  • YaChu Yang
  • ChienChang Juan
  • TsungShune Chin
  • CheWei Tsai
  • JienWei Yeh


A light-weight high-entropy alloy (LWHEA) Al20Be20Fe10Si15Ti35 has been developed to have unique mechanical properties and oxidation resistance. One major and two minor phases are observed in the as-cast microstructure. The density of the alloy is 3.91 g cm−3, and its hardness is HV 911, which is higher than quartz. The hardness and hardness to density ratio are the highest of all light-weight alloys reported before. In addition, it has excellent oxidation resistance at 700°C and 900°C, which far exceeds that of Ti-6Al-4V. Thus, the combination of properties is promising for high-temperature applications, which require light weight, wear-resistant and oxidation-resistant components.


high-entropy alloy light weight low density oxidation resistance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • KoKai Tseng
    • 1
  • YaChu Yang
    • 1
  • ChienChang Juan
    • 1
  • TsungShune Chin
    • 1
  • CheWei Tsai
    • 1
  • JienWei Yeh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and Engineering‘National’ Tsing Hua UniversityTaiwanChina

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