My project is to relate the heat treatment conditions of Al8Co17Cr17Cu8Fe17Ni33 alloy (which is called a “High Entropy Alloy”) with the hardness of it. It is even interesting for me too because these alloys present a new class of materials that present novel phase structures and properties, and it has not much usage area at the moment. So there is a huge world waiting to be discovered. So, what is this HEA thing? There is no universally agreed-upon definition of a HEA but the most agreed one is alloys containing at least 5 elements with concentrations between 5 and 35 atomic percent. In addition, laterRead More →

The improvement of a synthesis perovskite materials with using long thermal annealing Transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) are widely used in optoelectronic applications such as flat panel displays, solar cells and thin-film photovoltaics. Therefore, the rapid increase in the use of TCO materials will continue. Perovskite oxides of the general formula ABO3, such as CaSnO3, have shown their potential as sustainable alternative to conventionally used TCOs. The main purpose of my project is to synthesise different ABO3 (A=Ba, Ca, Sn; B=Mn, Sn, Ti) materials with an emphasis on the thorough structural characterization of these materials (using X-Ray diffraction, UV-Vis spectrometry) for samples prepared with different timeRead More →