Title

Two-Step Synthesis Process for High-Entropy Diboride Powders

Abstract

High-entropy diboride powders were produced by a two-step synthesis process consisting of boro/carbothermal reduction followed by solid solution formation. Nominally phase-pure (Hf,Zr,Ti,Ta,Nb)B2 in a single-phase hexagonal structure had an average particle size of just over 400 nm and contained 0.3 wt% carbon and 0.3 wt% oxygen. The fine particle size was due to the use of high-energy ball milling prior to boro/carbothermal reduction, which led to a relatively low synthesis temperature of 1650°C. Oxygen and carbon contents were minimized by completion of the boro/carbothermal reduction reactions under vacuum. This is the first report of synthesis of a nominally phase pure high-entropy diboride powder from oxides using a two-step process.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Comments

This research was conducted as part of the Enabling Materials for Extreme Environments Signature Area at Missouri S&T.

Keywords and Phrases

Boro/Carbothermal Reduction; High-Entropy Diboride; Solid Solution; Synthesis

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0002-7820; 1551-2916

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2019 The American Ceramic Society, All rights reserved.

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