Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2021, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (4): 355-364.DOI: 10.15541/jim20200366

Special Issue: 【结构材料】超高温结构陶瓷 【结构材料】高熵陶瓷

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Research Progress of High Entropy Transition Metal Carbide Ceramics

WANG Haoxuan1(), LIU Qiaomu2, WANG Yiguang3()   

  1. 1. Science and Technology on Thermostructural Composite Materials Laboratory, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, China
    2. China Gas Turbine Establishment, Chengdu 610500, China
    3. Institute of Advanced Structure Technology, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
  • Received:2020-07-02 Revised:2020-09-27 Published:2021-04-20 Online:2020-09-20
  • Contact: WANG Yiguang, professor. E-mail:
  • About author:WANG Haoxuan(1994-), male, PhD candidate. E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    Natural Science Foundation of China(51972027)


As a new emergence material, high-entropy ceramics possess unique properties due to its high configurational entropy. Among these ceramics, high-entropy transition metal carbide ceramics (HETMCC) are expected to be the potential candidates for the thermal protection system of hypersonic aircraft. Compared with single-component ceramics, the comprehensive performance of single-phase HETMCC is greatly improved. At present, the research on HETMCC is still in the initial stage, and the composition design and theoretical analysis of HETMCC are lack of sufficient research support. In addition, it is necessary to further explore the preparation of high purity HETMCC. In terms of the properties of HETMCC, further in-depth research has been conducted. In this paper, the theoretical design and preparation methods of high-entropy ceramics are reviewed. Research progress of the mechanical properties, thermal conductivity, and oxidation resistance properties of HETMCC are introduced in detail. The concerned scientific issues of HETMCC are pointed out and their future development direction are also prospected.

Key words: high-entropy transition metal carbide, configurational entropy, mechanical property, thermal conductivity, oxidation-resistance, review

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