Graded microstructures of Al-Li-Mg-Zn-Cu entropic alloys under supergravity

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  • ReceivedAug 15, 2018
  • AcceptedOct 9, 2018
  • PublishedNov 8, 2018


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the National Natural Science Foundation of China(51471025,51671020)


Zhang Y would like to thank the financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC, 51471025 and 51671020).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Zhang Y and Guo Z designed the experiments; Li R and Wang Z performed the experiments; Zhang T and Li L contributed to the characterizations; Li R wrote the paper with support from Liaw PK. All authors contributed to the general discussion.

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Ruixuan Li is a PhD student at the State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, University of Science & Technology Beijing (USTB), under Prof. Zhang’s supervision. Her interest focuses on the aluminum-based medium-entropy alloys with high strength.

Yong Zhang has been a professor of materials science at the USTB since 2004. He has published over 200 papers, including two review papers, each of which is about 100 pages in the journal of “Progress in Materials Science (PMS)”. He proposed a parameter to evaluate the configurational entropy effect over the enthalpy effect above the melting temperature, and it has been verified effective to predict the phase formation for the multicomponent materials.


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