On the onset of deformation twinning in the CrFeMnCoNi high-entropy alloy using a novel tensile specimen geometry

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Author(s)

  • Keli V.S. Thurston
  • Anton Hohenwarter
  • Guillaume Laplanche
  • Easo P. George
  • Bernd Gludovatz

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number106469
Journal / PublicationIntermetallics
Volume110
Online published9 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Deformation-induced nanoscale twinning is one of the mechanisms responsible for the excellent combination of strength and fracture toughness of the single-phase, face-centered cubic CrMnFeCoNi (Cantor)alloy, especially at cryogenic temperatures. Here, we use a novel, modified dogbone geometry that permits the sampling of varying stress and strain regions within a single tensile specimen to characterize the onset of twinning in CrMnFeCoNi at 293 K, 198 K and 77 K. Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD)and backscattered electron (BSE)imaging revealed the presence of deformation nano-twins in regions of the samples that had experienced plastic strains of ∼25% at 293 K, ∼16% at 198 K, and ∼8% at 77 K, which are similar to the threshold strains described by Laplanche et al. (Acta Mater. 118, 2016, 152–163). From these strains we estimate that the critical tensile stress for the onset of twinning in this alloy is on the order of 750 MPa.

Research Area(s)

  • Cantor alloy, Critical twinning strain, Deformation twinning, High-entropy alloy, Twinning stress

Citation Format(s)

On the onset of deformation twinning in the CrFeMnCoNi high-entropy alloy using a novel tensile specimen geometry. / Thurston, Keli V.S.; Hohenwarter, Anton; Laplanche, Guillaume; George, Easo P.; Gludovatz, Bernd; Ritchie, Robert O.

In: Intermetallics, Vol. 110, 106469, 07.2019.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review