Meeting the design requirements of the next generation of high performance transportation systems, power generators, and energy storage devices requires the discovery and development of new structural alloys with enhanced properties. Multi-principal element alloys (MPEAs), consisting of several constituent elements but no dominant solvent species, represent a vast yet under-explored design space due to the time-consuming nature of traditional alloy design methods. The objective of this collaborative project is to investigate the role of chemical composition on the phase-stability and mechanical properties of MPEAs using a high-throughput approach.

This project is funded by the National Science Foundation, Grant No. DMR-1809571. The Principal Investigators are Katharine M. Flores and Rohan Mishra.

Related publications:

Z. Zhang, M. Li, J. Calvin, K.M. Flores, and R. Mishra, A Fast and Robust Method for Predicting the Phase Stability of Refractory Complex Concentrated Alloys using Pairwise Mixing Enthalpy, Acta Materialia 241, 118389(2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2022.118389

D. Miracle, M. Li, Z. Zhang, R. Mishra, and K.M. Flores, Emerging capabilities for the high-throughput characterization of structural materials, Annual Review of Materials Research 51, 131-164 (2021). DOI: 10.1146/annurev-matsci-080619-022100

M. Li, Z. Zhang, A.S. Thind, G. Ren, R. Mishra, and K.M. Flores, Microstructure and properties of NbVZr refractory complex concentrated alloys, Acta Materialia 213, 116919 (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2021.116919

Z. Zhang, M. Li, K.M. Flores, and R. Mishra, Machine learning formation enthalpies of intermetallics, Journal of Applied Physics 128, 105103 (2020). DOI: 10.1063/5.0012323

M.Li and K.M. Flores, Laser processing as a high-throughput method to investigate microstructure-processing-property relationships in multiprincipal element alloys, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 825, 154025 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2020.154025

M. Li, J. Gazquez, A. Borisevich, R. Mishra, and K.M. Flores, Evaluation of microstructure and mechanical property variations in AlxCoCrFeNi high entropy alloys produced by a high-throughput laser deposition method, Intermetallics 95, 110-118 (2018). DOI: 10.1016/j.intermet.2018.01.021