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Study and characterization of phase formation and stability in an AlCoCrFeNiB0.1 high entropy alloy

Grant number: 17/21114-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2018
Effective date (End): February 28, 2018
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Materials and Metallurgical Engineering - Physical Metallurgy
Principal Investigator:Guilherme Zepon
Grantee:Vítor Ramos Ferrari
Supervisor: Michael Joseph Kaufman
Host Institution: Centro de Ciências Exatas e de Tecnologia (CCET). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: Colorado School of Mines, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:16/12601-7 - Effect of the cooling rate on the microstructure of High-Entropy Alloys of the AlxCoFeCrNiBy system, BP.IC


High entropy alloys (HEAs) belong to a new class of metallic materials that are usually based on at least five major elements, enabling the formation of multicomponent solid solutions with simple crystalline structures. These alloys have interesting mechanical properties, which have been responsible to capture great part of the attentionof the researchers in this field. However, the development of these alloys is challenging due to the lack of information on phase formation and phase stability of multi-component alloys. Based on this, a "Scientific Initiation" project was originally proposed to study and characterize phase formation in HEAs of the AlxCoCrFeNiBy system, processed under different conditions. After the first year of the Scientific Initiation project, many interesting results were obtained and were presented in the technical reports written by the student. Due to the complexity of the microstructures obtained, a more detailed phase characterization was proposed for the second year of the Scientific Initiation project to understand more fundamentally the effect of boron addition on the solidification sequence and phase equilibrium of these alloys. Among the techniques that are being used, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is of great importance for the development of the project. The department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering of Colorado School of Mines, CSM, (Golden, USA) has a unique facility for microscopy analysis and sample preparation, equipped with transmission electron microscopes and a focused ion beam system (FIB), which can be used for very precise TEM-sample preparation. This BEPE-proposal aims for the student to spend a period of 2 months at CSM, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Michael Kaufman working on sample preparation (by FIB) and TEM analysis of an AlCoCrFeNiB0.1 alloy in the as-cast and annealed conditions. The development of this work would provide a deeper understanding of the solidification sequence and equilibrium of the phases formed in this alloy. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
FERRARI, V; WOLF, W.; ZEPON, G.; COURY, F. G.; KAUFMAN, M. J.; BOLFARINI, C.; KIMINAMI, C. S.; BOTTA, W. J.. Effect of boron addition on the solidification sequence and microstructure of AlCoCrFeNi alloys. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, v. 775, p. 1235-1243, . (13/05987-8, 17/21114-5, 16/12601-7)
BERGER, J. E.; JORGE JR, A. M.; KOGA, G. Y.; ROCHE, V.; KIMINAMI, C. S.; BOLFARINI, C.; BOTTA, W. J.. Influence of chromium concentration and partial crystallization on the corrosion resistance of FeCrNiB amorphous alloys. MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION, v. 179, . (17/21114-5, 16/12601-7, 13/05987-8)

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