Although high-entropy alloys were not reported in a scientific journal till 2003, the alloys had been investigated in (Taiwan) National Tsing Hua University in 1995. In more than ten years, the synthesization and application of highentropy alloys have been widely patented. In this paper, we review the recent developments in the technology of highentropy alloys and the patent literature in this area.
High-entropy alloy, synthesization, application
Department of Materials Technology, Jiangmen Polytechnic, Jiangmen 529090, Guangdong, P.R. China.