Microstructures and crackling noise of AlxNbTiMoV high entropy alloys

Shu Ying Chen, Xiao Yang, Karin A. Dahmen, Peter K. Liaw, Yong Zhang

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A series of high entropy alloys (HEAs), AlxNbTiMoV, was produced by a vacuum arc-melting method. Their microstructures and compressive mechanical behavior at room temperature were investigated. It has been found that a single solid-solution phase with a body-centered cubic (BCC) crystal structure forms in these alloys. Among these alloys, Al0.5NbTiMoV reaches the highest yield strength (1,625 MPa), which should be attributed to the considerable solid-solution strengthening behavior. Furthermore, serration and crackling noises near the yielding point was observed in the NbTiMoV alloy, which represents the first such reported phenomenon at room temperature in HEAs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)870-884
Number of pages15
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2014


  • Crackling noise
  • Disordered solid solution
  • High entropy alloy
  • Jerky flow
  • Serration phenomena

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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