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Materials Science Forum 

About: Materials Science Forum is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Microstructure & Alloy. It has an ISSN identifier of 0255-5476. Over the lifetime, 53502 publications have been published receiving 242381 citations.


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TL;DR: WinPLOTR is a graphic program for the analysis of powder diffraction patterns that has been developed for a Windows 9x/2k/NT environment and can be used as a Graphic User Interface for programs defined by the user.
Abstract: WinPLOTR is a graphic program for the analysis of powder diffraction patterns. It has been developed for a Windows 9x/2k/NT environment. It takes advantage of this graphical environment to offer a powerful and user-friendly powder diffraction tool. The program is able to display and analyse many different kinds of diffraction patterns as well as calculated and observed profiles coming from the Windows/DOS version of the program FullProf. It can also be used as a Graphic User Interface (GUI) for programs defined by the user.

1,638 citations

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TL;DR: A high-entropy alloy (HEA) is defined by as mentioned in this paper to have at least five principal elements, each of which has an atomic concentration between 5% and 35%.
Abstract: A high-entropy alloy (HEA) has been defined by us to have at least five principal elements, each of which has an atomic concentration between 5% and 35%. In the exploration on this new alloy field, we find that HEAs are quite simple to analyze and control, and they might be processed as traditional alloys. There exist many opportunities to create novel alloys, better than traditional ones in a wide range of applications. In this paper, we review the basic microstructural features of HEAs and discuss the mechanisms of formation. Instead of multiple intermetallic phases, the HEAs tend to form simple solid solution phases mainly of cubic crystal structure, especially at elevated temperatures. This tendency is explained by the high entropy effect based on the simple relation: (Gmix = (Hmix – T(Smix, and the second law of thermodynamics. Moreover, nanostructures and amorphous phases are easily formed in HEAs. This tendency is explained by kinetics theory as due to slow atomic diffusion.

489 citations

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No. of papers from the Journal in previous years
YearPapers
2023334
20221,180
20211,345
20202,008
20191,795
20182,002