Special Issue "New Insights of High Entropy Alloys and Its Applications"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Corrosion, Wear and Erosion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 92

Special Issue Editor

Fakultät Maschinenbau, Institut für Werkstoffe, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany
Interests: combinatorial synthesis; high throughput characterization; thin films and hard coatings; soft magnetic materials; composition–structure–property relation; high-entropy alloys; atom probe tomography; corelative microscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

High-entropy alloys (HEA) have gained great interest and extensive research due to their unconventional alloy design strategy comprising multiple principal elements. Some of them possess unusual and tailorable mechanical properties, namely, excellent toughness at cryogenic temperatures, a concurrent increase in strength and ductility, and promising functional properties. HEA as films and ceramics have attracted equal attention too, with some outclassing the conventional ones as coatings for demanding environments. The multi-element composition window that could be explored is limitless and with the advent of coating and film technology, the time and material (and cost) usage are significantly reduced, facilitating rapid material exploration and discovery.

This Special Issue aims to provide a rapid and comprehensive communication platform for presenting the latest findings on the design, synthesis, characterization, and property correlation of HE alloys and ceramics as thick/thin films.  We encourage the communication of work involving novel multicomponent compositions, applications targeting energy conversion, surfaces and interfaces, high-throughput experimentation, and computational techniques that help produce fundamental insights into HEA.

We welcome short communications, full-length pieces, and review articles in this Special Issue.

Dr. Amalraj Marshal
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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  • high-entropy alloy
  • thin films and hard coatings
  • synthesis and characterization
  • microstructure
  • mechanical and functional properties

Published Papers

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