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Activation Energy and High Temperature Oxidation Behavior of Multi-Principal Element Alloy
, Sanjiv R.M., , Kumar R., Ayyagari A., Mukherjee S., Singh H.
Published in Wiley-VCH Verlag
Volume: 19
Issue: 11
Activation energy and diffusion kinetics are important in modulating the high temperature oxidation behavior of metals. Recently developed multi-principal element alloys, also called high entropy alloys (HEAs), are promising candidate material for high temperature applications. However, the activation energies and diffusion kinetics of HEAs have been limitedly explored. We investigate the diffusional activation energy for oxidation of Al0.1CoCrFeNi HEA. Compared to conventional steels and Ni-based super alloys, the HEA showed a significantly higher diffusion activation energy. This behavior is explained based on low potential energy of the lattice and interstitial sites which effectively trap the atoms, limiting their diffusion. The atomic mean jump frequency for interstitial diffusion of oxygen in the HEA is four-orders of magnitude lower than T22 and T91 steels and seven-orders of magnitude lower compared to pure iron. Al0.1CoCrFeNi HEA showed the lowest oxidation rate compared to conventionally used steels, super-alloys, and coatings. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
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