The aim of this chapter is to provide a basic understanding of the metal-ceramic joints and high-entropy alloy (HEA) research in microjoining applications. We will first overview the issues in metal-ceramic brazing and solutions to overcome those issues using various fillers. Various approaches are available for joining ceramic to metallic materials. One approach will be to look for brazing alloys with the so-called high-entropy characteristics which exhibit a solid solution phase. The conventional alloy design and arc melting, Bridgman solidification, and advanced powder metallurgy techniques will be studied, including high-energy ball milling (HEBM) for the mechanical alloying process, and hot-press and spark plasma sintering (SPS) techniques are utilized for improved densification and phase transformation. We also summarize the various thermodynamic relations to obtain the high-entropy phase and present future possibilities of high-entropy alloys in microjoining research at the later stage of this chapter.
Part of the book: Engineering Steels and High Entropy-Alloys