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Title: Microstructures and Properties of the Low-Density Al15Zr40Ti28Nb12M(Cr, Mo, Si)5 High-Entropy Alloys
Low-density materials show promising prospects for industrial application in engineering, and have remained a research hotspot. The ingots of Al15Zr40Ti28Nb12Cr5, Al15Zr40Ti28Nb12Mo5 and Al15Zr40Ti28Nb12Si5 high-entropy alloys were prepared using an arc melting method. With the addition of the Cr, Mo, and Si, the phase structures of these alloys changed to a dual phase. The Cr and Mo promote the formation of the B2 phase, while the Si promotes the formation of a large amount of the silicides. The compression yield strengths of these alloys are ~1.36 GPa, ~1.27 GPa, and ~1.35 GPa, respectively. The addition of Si and Cr significantly reduces the compression ductility, and the Al15Zr40Ti28Nb12SiMo5 high-entropy alloy exhibits excellent comprehensive mechanical properties. This work investigated the influence of Cr, Mo, and Si on the phase structures and properties of the low-density Al-Zr-Ti-Nb high-entropy alloys, providing theoretical and scientific support for the development of advanced low-density alloys.
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