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High Entropy Alloys - Recent Advances, New Perspectives and Applications

Yong Zhang

University of Science and Technology Beijing

Professor at University of Science and Technology Beijing and pioneering researcher in the high entropy materials. Professor Zhang proposed a parameter to evaluate the entropy for multicomponent alloys.


High Entropy Alloys Strengthening Mechanism Toughness Serration Behaviours Soft Magnetic Properties Coercivity Magnetism Ductility Resistivity Electrical Conductivity Strength Biomedical Alloys

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High entropy alloys were defined based on the conception of configuration entropy maximum, usually containing more than 5 components, and provide more alloys in the space of compositions. It has been extensively reported the trade-off between the strength and ductility has been broken. The strength and ductility can be increased simultaneously. The mainly reported mechanisms include but are not limited, to unique solid solution strengthening behaviors; twinning plastics behaviors; nanoprecipitation behaviors; slow diffusion and dynamic behaviors; lower stacking fault energy. The reported examples for the breaking of strength and ductility trade-off, let us believe the high entropy alloys also potentially break the trade-off for the magnetic alloys, and electrical conductivity alloys, and to break the properties limits of traditional materials.

The book will provide a discussion on the future of high entropy alloys, which will be applied in corrosion resistant alloys; irradiation resistant alloys, etc. The high-entropy alloys will also be extended to the high entropy fibers, high entropy films, and high entropy ceramics and the high throughput computation and modulations and AI and machine learning, even the high throughput screening technologies will be applied for the design and developments of the alloys. 

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Yong Zhang

University of Science and Technology Beijing

Dr Yong Zhang is a professor/doctoral supervisor at University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB). The invention of trace rare earth elements can improve the glass forming ability (GFA) of amorphous alloys, which has been widely used in academia and industries. The first body-centered cubic (BBC) alloy with high strength and high entropy (HE) was synthesized. The ratio parameter w of solution configuration entropy and mixing enthalpy is put forward to evaluate the configuration entropy of materials, which has been proved by a large number of documents to be effective in predicting the formation of solid solution and amorphous phases. HE alloy fiber and HE alloy photo-thermal selective films have been successfully studied. Dr Zhang participated in publishing the monograph "Amorphous and HE Alloys”, "Advanced HE Alloys Technology”, "High Entropy Materials, A Brief Introduction”, and "Magnetic Sensors-Development Trends and Applications”. "Stainless Steels and Alloys”, "Engineering Steels and HE Alloys”, "HE Alloys, Fundamental and Applications”, "HE Alloys, Innovations, advances, and appications”etc. He participated in the National Natural Science Second Prize, the Ministry of Education Natural Science First Prize, the Second Prize, and the Shanxi Provincial Education Department Natural Science First Prize. He is also a member of the amorphous Committee of the Metal Society, a Fellow of the China Materials Research Society, and a Fellow of the Nuclear Materials Society. Dr Zhang participated in organizing the conference on HE alloys and serration behaviors, and served as the chairman of the branch; He is also a science and technology correspondent of Guangdong Province and a guest professor of North University of China. He has been selected as one thousand talents in Qinghai Province, and has been selected as an excellent talent program of the Ministry of Education in the new century. He has edited albums of “Serration and Noise Behaviors in Advanced Materials” and “Nanostructured HE Alloys”. “The new advances in HE alloys”, bcc structured HE alloys, etc. Professor Zhang devoted himself to studying serration behavior, high-throughput technology and collective effect in materials science.

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