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DS04.04.09 2023 MRS Fall Meeting

Functional High Entropy Alloys Discovered by Active Learning

When and Where

Nov 28, 2023
11:30am - 12:00pm

Sheraton, Second Floor, Back Bay B



Dierk Raabe1,Ziyuan Rao1

Max Planck Institute for Iron Research1


Dierk Raabe1,Ziyuan Rao1

Max Planck Institute for Iron Research1
High-entropy alloys are solid solutions of multiple principal elements, capable of reaching composition and feature regimes inaccessible for dilute materials. Discovering those with valuable properties, however, often relies on serendipity, as thermodynamic alloy design rules alone often fail in high-dimensional composition spaces. In this talk we present an active-learning strategy to accelerate the design of novel high-entropy Invar alloys in a practically infinite compositional space, based on very sparse data. Our approach works as a closed-loop, integrating machine learning with density-functional theory, thermodynamic calculations, and experiments. After processing and characterizing 17 new alloys (out of millions of possible compositions), we identified 2 high-entropy Invar alloys with extremely low thermal expansion coefficients around 2x10<sup>-6</sup> K<sup>-1</sup> at 300 K. Our study thus opens a new pathway for the fast and automated discovery of high-entropy alloys with optimal thermal, magnetic and electrical properties [1].<br/><br/>1. Rao, Z. et al. Machine learning-enabled high-entropy alloy discovery. Science (80). 85, 78–85 (2022).

Symposium Organizers

Andrew Detor, GE Research
Jason Hattrick-Simpers, University of Toronto
Yangang Liang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Doris Segets, University of Duisburg-Essen

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