Deformation mechanisms of FeCoCrNiMo0.2 high entropy alloy at 77 and 15 K

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Deformation mechanisms of high entropy alloys (HEAs) at cryogenic temperatures have attracted extensive research interest. We used in situ neutron diffraction to study the tensile behavior of a face-centered-cubic HEA at 77 and 15 K and compared its stacking fault energy (SFE) at ambient and cryogenic temperatures. The SFE dropped from 28 mJm-2 at 293 K to 11 mJm-2 at 15 K, leading to the transition of deformation mechanism from deformation-induced twinning to martensite phase transformation. As a result, excellent balance of strength and ductility was achieved at both temperatures. This finding highlights the importance
of SFE for cryogenic alloy design.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-170
Number of pages5
JournalScripta Materialia
Early online date19 Nov 2019
Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2020


  • high entropy alloy
  • cryogenic deformation
  • neutron diffraction


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