Cold-rolling and recrystallization textures of a nano-lamellar AlCoCrFeNi2.1 eutectic high entropy alloy
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

The development of texture during cold-rolling and recrystallization was investigated in a AlCoCrFeNi2.1 eutectic high entropy alloy (EHEA). For this purpose, the as-cast alloy was cold-rolled to 90% reduction in thickness and annealed at temperatures ranging from 800 °C to 1200 °C. The microstructure of the as-cast EHEA showed a nano-lamellar mixture of L12 and B2 phases. The B2 phase was significantly harder than the L12 phase. Development of an ultrafine microstructure was observed after 90% cold-rolling. During cold-rolling, progressive disordering of the L12 phase was observed while the B2 phase maintained the ordered structure. The progressive disordering and development of a predominantly brass type texture in the L12 phase correlated well with profuse shear band formation during cold-rolling. The B2 phase showed the presence of the {111}<110> component which was typical for cold-rolled B2 alloys. An ultrafine duplex structure of equiaxed L12 and B2 phases developed after complete recrystallization that showed significant resistance to grain growth up to very high annealing temperatures (?1300 °C). The remarkable resistance to grain growth compared to conventional or even other single or dual phase HEAs was due to the formation of a homogeneous duplex structure where growth of one phase was effectively retarded by the other phase. The strong presence of the ?-fiber components, but weak BR ({236}<385>) and D ({113}<332>) components in the recrystallization texture of the L12/FCC phase was due to the absence of strong preferential nucleation or growth. Presence of ND-fiber (ND//<111>) with strong {111}<011> component in the recrystallization texture of the B2 phase indicated ease of nucleation from similarly oriented regions in the deformed microstructure.

Recrystallization

Cold-rolling

High entropy alloy

EBSD

Texture

Författare

I. S. Wani

IIT Hyderabad

T. Bhattacharjee

Kyoto University

Saad Ahmed Sheikh

Chalmers, Material- och tillverkningsteknik, Yt- och mikrostrukturteknik

I. T. Clark

Scienta Omicron

M. H. Park

Kyoto University

T. Okawa

Scienta Omicron

Sheng Guo

Chalmers, Material- och tillverkningsteknik, Yt- och mikrostrukturteknik

P. P. Bhattacharjee

IIT Hyderabad

N. Tsuji

Kyoto University

Intermetallics

0966-9795 (ISSN)

Vol. 84 42-51

Ämneskategorier

Materialteknik

DOI

10.1016/j.intermet.2016.12.018