Vacancies in Entropy-stabilized Oxides highlight slide

What Has Been Achieved: The first elucidation of the road of variations in local composition and order on defect formation emerges in high-entropy oxides. 

Importance of the Achievement: Defects are often key elements of material properties, generating both desirable and deleterious properties depending on the context. This work shows clearly how the high-entropy condition allows us to engineering the formation energy of defects through the choice of cation mixtures in the allows. 

Unique Feature(s) of the MRSEC/PREM that Enabled this Achievement: High-throughput computation and materials design closely informed by experiment. 

Computational Materials (2022) 8:95;