Differences in texture evolution from low-entropy to high-entropy face-centered cubic alloys during tension test

Kuan Hao Lin, Shou Yi Chang, Yu Chieh Lo, Chun Chieh Wang*, Su Jien Lin, Jien Wei Yeh*

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Texture evolution during tension test was investigated on three face-centered cubic (FCC) metals, namely, Ni (unary), equiatomic CrFeNi (ternary), and equiatomic CoCrFeMnNi (quinary) with small and large grain sizes of ~20 and ~100 μm, respectively. The microtextures for 18%, 36% and 54% engineering strains of a tension-interrupted specimen were characterized on the same area. The three metals exhibited a similar texture evolution, which the fraction of {001}//ND remains constant. However, the fraction of {011}//ND decreases, whereas that of {111}//ND increases. On the other hand, the fraction of <001>//RD also remains constant, that of <011>//RD decreases, and that of <111>//RD increases. However, the several differences still were found during plastic deformation. Fine-grained Ni initiated a significantly crystallographic rotation (CRo) at the lower strain, increased with strain and then remained nearly unchanged as strain was higher than 18%. Coarse-grained Ni delayed this rotation and slowly developed the trend at large strains. As for CrFeNi, the comparison between fine-grained and coarse-grained structure does not have obvious difference. As for fine-grained CoCrFeMnNi, it can be seen that an obvious CRo develops under 36% strain, and maintains constant over 36% strain. But the coarse-grained CoCrFeMnNi reveals that the significant CRo develops continuously from 0% to 54% strain. The mechanisms for the effects of number of element and grain size in the present study are elucidated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106635
StatePublished - Mar 2020


  • Annealing
  • Electron backscattering diffraction
  • High-entropy alloy
  • Micro-texture
  • Severe plastic deformation
  • Slip system

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