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Special Issue "High-Entropy Alloys: Design and Application"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Metals and Alloys".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 October 2023) | Viewed by 204

Special Issue Editor

1. TWI Ltd., Granta Park, Cambridge CB21 6AL, UK
2. Materials Innovation Centre, School of Engineering, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
Interests: new materials development; thermal spray coatings; corrosion; electrochemistry; batteries; CCUS; CO2 conversion; high entropy alloy coatings
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

High-entropy alloys (HEAs), which belong to the more general category of multi-principal element alloys (MPEAs) or compositionally complex alloys (CCAs), have greatly enhanced the possibility of discovering new materials with exceptional properties. These alloys, through hitherto unusual element groupings, can provide new avenues for innovation and product development. The HEA design concept promises a wide range of compositional flexibility and microstructural complexity. Various HEAs with multi-functional capacities (e.g., corrosion resistance, good structural stability, wear resistance, high strength, high temperature resistance, and so on) have been intensively researched and developed over the last two decades. The vast compositional space offered by such alloys opens new opportunities for unexpected materials development. Furthermore, the application of innovative processing methods (e.g., additive manufacturing, plating, thermal spraying, etc.) to HEAs allows creative design strategies for utilising the alloys' multi-functionality, which considerably enhances the possibility of using these alloys in a range of technically challenging industrial applications.

The Special Issue on 'High-Entropy Alloys Design and Application' will explore the latest developments in this exciting field, including, but not limited to:

  • HEA Design;
  • High-throughput and CALPHAD based HEA development;
  • Computational modelling methods for HEAs;
  • Manufacturing and fabrication of HEAs (welding, joining, additive manufacturing, etc.);
  • Thin films and HEA coatings (thermal and cold spray, plating, sputtering, etc.);
  • Functional characteristics (e.g., HEAs in catalysis, CO2 conversion, etc.);
  • Environmental performance (corrosion and corrosion mitigation);
  • Mechanical characteristics (hardness, wear, erosion, strength, etc.);
  • Non-metallic HEAs ;
  • HEA recycling and sustainability.

Dr. Shiladitya Paul
Guest Editor

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  • HEA design
  • high-throughput and CALPHAD-based HEA development
  • computational modelling methods for HEAs
  • manufacturing and fabrication of HEAs (welding, joining, additive manufacturing, etc.)
  • thin films and HEA coatings (thermal and cold spray, plating, sputtering, etc.)
  • functional characteristics (e.g., HEAs in catalysis, CO2 conversion, etc.)
  • environmental performance (corrosion and corrosion mitigation)
  • mechanical characteristics (hardness, wear, erosion, strength, etc.)
  • non-metallic HEAs
  • HEA recycling and sustainability

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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