Slip and Twinning in the [ 1¯ 49]-Oriented Single Crystals of a High-Entropy Alloy

I. V. Kireeva, Yu I. Chumlyakov, Z. V. Pobedennaya, Yu N. Platonova, I. V. Kuksgauzen, D. A. Kuksgauzen, V. V. Poklonov, I. Karaman, H. Sehitoglu

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Using [1 ¯ 49] - oriented single crystals of an FCC Fe20Ni20Mn20Cr20Co20 (at.%) high-entropy alloy subjected to tensile deformation, the temperature dependence of critical resolved shear stresses τcr(T) and the deformation mechanism of slip and twinning are investigated in the early stages of deformation at ε ≤ 5% within the temperature interval T = 77–573 K. It is shown that τcr increases with decreasing the testing temperature and the τcr(T) temperature dependence is controlled by the slip of perfect dislocations a/2<110>. The early deformation stages ε ≤ 5% are associated with the development of planar slip by pileups of perfect dislocations a/2<110>, stacking faults and mechanical twins, which is observed in the temperature interval from 77 to 423 K. A comparison of the temperature dependence τcr(T) and the development of mechanical twinning is performed between the [1 ¯ 49] -oriented single crystals of the Fe20Ni20Mn20Cr20Co20 high-entropy alloy, the single crystals of the austenitic stainless steel, Fe – 18% Cr – 12% Ni – 2Mo (wt.%) without nitrogen atoms (Steel 316) and Hadfield steel, Fe – 13% Mn – (1–1.3)% C (wt.%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1242-1250
Number of pages9
JournalRussian Physics Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016


  • dislocations
  • plastic deformation
  • single crystals of a FeNiMnCrCo high-entropy alloy
  • slip
  • twinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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