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Suppression of σ-phase in nanocrystalline CoCrFeMnNiV high entropy alloy by unsolicited contamination during mechanical alloying and spark plasma sintering
Vaidya M., Karati Anirudha, Guruvidyathri K., Nagini M., ,
Published in Elsevier BV
Volume: 255

CoCrFeMnNiV high entropy alloy (HEA) exhibits a high content of σ-phase (70 vol%) when produced by casting route. In the present work, a combination of mechanical alloying (MA) and spark plasma sintering (SPS) has been used to synthesize nanocrystalline CoCrFeMnNiV HEA where the formation of σ-phase has been avoided. Electron microscopy and atom probe tomography analysis indicated the formation of FCC structured HEA matrix along with (Cr,V) carbide (15 vol%) precipitation, without the presence of σ-phase in SPS processed alloy. Gibbs energy vs composition (G-x) diagrams of binary subsystems and possible carbides and oxides substantiate the absence of σ-phase during SPS of CoCrFeMnNiV alloy. Thus, the unsolicited contamination during MA-SPS route proves beneficial in suppressing the complex phase formation.

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