Correlation between lattice distortion and friction stress in Ni-based equiatomic alloys

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-50
Journal / PublicationIntermetallics
Online published21 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017
Externally publishedYes


Many recent efforts have been made to apply traditional theories for solid solution strengthening to explain the strength increase in concentrated equiatomic alloys (or high-entropy alloys), but always faced the challenge of differentiating solvent from solute atoms. In this report, we conducted a systematical analysis of Ni-based equiatomic alloys with a face-centered cubic structure and found that the lattice distortion in this alloy system could be simply described by the parameter of atomic size mismatch. It was found that lattice friction stresses of these alloys were well correlated with the lattice distortion. Dislocation core width in this Ni-based alloy system was also estimated and compared with that in the pure nickel. The intrinsically high strength in high-entropy alloys was probably resulted from a high lattice friction stress.

Research Area(s)

  • Dislocation core width, High-entropy alloys, Lattice distortion, Lattice friction stress, Yield strength