Microstructure and texture of a severely warm-rolled and annealed AlCoCrFeNi2.1 eutectic high entropy alloy
Paper i proceeding, 2019
The effect of warm-rolling and subsequent annealing on the evolution of microstructure and texture was systematically investigated in a lamellar (L12+B2) AlCoCrFeNi2.1 eutectic high entropy alloy (EHEA). The EHEA was warm-rolled at 400°C up to 90% reduction in thickness and annealed at different temperatures. Ultra-fine lamellar microstructure evolved after heavy deformation with the characteristic textures of the two phases. Annealing treatments resulted in the gradual development of an ultrafine micro-duplex structure with increasing annealing temperature, even though the alloy showed significant resistance to grain growth. The annealing process was featured by concomitant microstructural and textural changes.