Special Issue "Recent Advances in Refractory High Entropy Alloys"

A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Multidisciplinary Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Yucheng Wu
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Guest Editor
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
Interests: tungsten alloys; refractory high entropy alloys; fusion materials; non-ferrous metals; plasma-facing tungsten-based composites; functional nanomaterials; energy-related materials
Prof. Dr. Shunhua Chen
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Guest Editor
School of Mechanical Engineering, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
Interests: refractory high entropy alloys; mechanical properties; advanced manufacturing technology; bulk metallic glasses; deformation mechanism; processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

During the past two decades, high entropy alloys (HEAs), consisting of multi-principal elements rather than one or two principal elements that exist in traditional alloys, have attracted increasing research interest due to their unique combinations of excellent properties. Through the introduction of refractory elements, refractory high entropy alloys (RHEAs) have been developed since 2010, demonstrating excellent mechanical and functional properties superior to conventional alloys, especially at elevated temperatures. Numerous studies have shown that RHEAs, with high melting points as well as high strength and good corrosion, oxidation and irradiation resistance, have great potential for use in high-temperature applications, such as turbine engines and nuclear reactors.

Although efforts have been devoted to the development of new systems of RHEAs, the investigation of their microstructure and mechanical properties and the exploration of their possible structural and functional applications, these efforts are still far from those necessary for the development of next-generation high-temperature materials. For example, the mechanisms of phase formation, plastic deformation, strengthening and high-temperature oxidation are still under debate. Similarly, the development of tungsten-containing RHEAs, which are extremely suitable for harsh environments such as in nuclear fusion reactors, is still in progress. This Special Issue aims to include the recent progress in the development, deformation mechanisms, functional properties as well as the applications of RHEAs, especially tungsten-containing RHEAs. All original research work and review articles related to the following aspects are welcome and appreciated:

  • Design and development of new RHEAs;
  • Mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms of RHEAs;
  • Functional properties of RHEAs, such as oxidation, corrosion and irradiation resistance;
  • Fabrication and processing of RHEAs;
  • Development, characterization, processing and application of tungsten alloys;
  • Advances in other refractory alloys and HEAs.

Prof. Dr. Yucheng Wu
Prof. Dr. Shunhua Chen
Guest Editors

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