High Entropy Alloys : From Bulk Metallic Materials to Nanoparticles

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  • Qingfeng WU
  • Feng HE
  • Lilin WANG
  • Jie LUO
  • Junjie LI
  • Jincheng WANG


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4986-4990
Journal / PublicationMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number10
Online published16 Jul 2018
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes


High entropy alloys (HEAs) have shown many unique properties and have been attracting more attention during the past decade. However, the investigations of HEAs have mainly focused on bulk materials. Nanoparticles or quantum dots have shown outstanding properties and yielded very interesting and varied applications; thus, we believe that making nanoscale HEAs will generate more interesting phenomena. Preparing HEA nanoparticles is limited because of the difficulties in the simultaneous reduction of different precursors during the co-reduction reaction. In this article, we prepared crystalline HEA nanoparticles ranging from several to 20 nanometers in diameter. Composition analysis confirmed that all component elements distribute uniformly in a single nanoparticle.

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