INDENTATION SIZE EFFECT IN HIGH PRESSURE TORSION PROCESSED HIGH ENTROPY ALLOY
Keywords:High entropy alloys, high pressure torsion, indentation size effect, nanoindentation
AbstractHigh entropy alloy HfNbTaTiZr in as cast conditions and after high pressure torsion straining was characterized by nanoindentation. The length-scale dependent material response (indentation size effect) was characterized by indentation at various indentation depths. Hardness dependence on the characteristic length (depth of penetration) indicated decomposition of disordered high entropy alloy in the as cast sample, which probably occurred during slow cooling after casting. Subsequent severe plastic deformation by high pressure torsion led on the other hand to the short-range disorder of (originally partially decomposed as cast) structure. Further hardening was generated during high pressure torsion by the mechanisms of grain refinement and increasing dislocation density.
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