In order to study chemical complexity-induced lattice distortion in high-entropy alloys, the static Debye–Waller (D-W) factor of NiCoFeMnCr solid solution alloy is measured with low temperature neutron diffraction, ambient X-ray diffraction, and total scattering methods. The static atomic displacement parameter of the multi-element component alloy at 0 K is 0.035–0.041 Å, which is obvious larger than that of element Ni (∼ 0 Å). The atomic pair distance between individual atoms in the alloy investigated with extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) measurements indicates that Mn has a slightly larger bond distance (∼ 0.4%) with neighbor atoms than that of others. IMPACT STATEMENT The chemical complexity induced local structural disorder in the high entropy alloy is distinguished from the thermal contribution by the combination of neutron and X-ray techniques.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- General Materials Science