High entropy alloy (HEA) is a multi-principal alloy having at least five principal elements in the concentration range of 5–35 at.%. HEAs having excellent mechanical properties and further these properties can be altered by the addition of different alloying element. For example with the addition of Al in base alloy make them a ductile and the addition of Co, Ti, etc. transforms base alloy to brittle material. This characteristic of HEAs makes them a promising technologically important material. A soft magnetic material should have good mechanical property, structural stability at high temperature and low coercivity with high magnetization. Recently, reported FeCoNiMn0.25Al0.25 and CoCrFeNiM (M = Cu, Mn) HEAs got attention as a better soft magnetic material because these HEAs having good soft magnetic characteristics along with good mechanical and excellent structural stability at high-temperature. Recent reports described that the mechanical as well as magnetic characteristics of these alloys can be tuned by the variation and/or the addition of alloying element in the base alloys. The magnetic characteristics of these alloys basically depend on the alloying element and compositional variation of the magnetic element present in particular HEAs. We have summarized the key results of magnetic characteristics of some recently investigated promising high entropy alloys.
Part of the book: Magnetism and Magnetic Materials