Crystallographic orientation-dependent deformation characteristics of additive manufactured interstitial-strengthened high entropy alloys

Wei Zhang, Jiajia Shen, J. P. Oliveira, Bart J. Kooi, Yutao Pei

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Abstract

In this study, laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) was used for the fabrication of an interstitial-strengthened high entropy alloy (iHEA), Fe49.5Mn30Co10Cr10C0.5 (at.%). The as-fabricated iHEA possesses excellent strength-ductility synergy during tensile loading, with fracture strength reaching up to 1109 MPa at 37% engineering strain. Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and high energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction were used to evaluate the microstructural characteristics of the material. In-situ EBSD analysis during uniaxial tensile testing was performed to unveil the deformation mechanisms. Moreover, crystallographic orientation-specific micropillar compression tests were conducted to determine how the grain deformation characteristics differ between orientations. Due to the activation of multiple slip systems and the homogeneous plastic flow, the [111] orientation demonstrated a higher yield strength and continuous work hardening rate. This research helps in clarifying grain orientation-specific contributions to the bulk mechanical response of additively manufactured HEA.

Original languageEnglish
Article number115049
Number of pages5
JournalScripta Materialia
Volume222
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

Keywords

  • Crystallographic orientation
  • High entropy alloy
  • Laser powder-bed fusion
  • Micropillars
  • Synchrotron X-ray diffraction

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