Phase selection rules for cast high entropy alloys: an overview
Journal article, 2015
This paper summarises existing phase selection rules for cast high entropy alloys. Essentially, they are almost all based on the parametric approach, utilising various descriptors comprising mixing enthalpy, configuration entropy, mismatch entropy, melting points, atomic size mismatch, electronegativity and valence electron concentration. The overview starts from phase selection rules for solid solutions, intermetallic compounds and the amorphous phase in high entropy alloys. Further discussions are relevant to selection rules for solid solution phases in high entropy alloys, more specifically, for face centred cubic and body centred cubic type solid solutions. Finally, some challenges and future prospects of phase selection rules for high entropy alloys are addressed.
High entropy alloys