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Micrograph no
143
Brief description
Notched low carbon ferritic steel, failed through cleavage.
Keywords
alloy Link to MATTER Glossary entry for alloy, brittle Link to MATTER Glossary entry for brittle, fracture Link to MATTER Glossary entry for fracture, metal, steel Link to MATTER Glossary entry for steel
Categories
Fracture, Metal or alloy
System
Fe-C-X   Link to phase diagram
Composition
Not specified
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Applications
Sample preparation
Technique
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
Length bar
20 μm
Further information
Cleavage planes are clearly visible in the micrograph which indicate brittle fracture has occurred. Macroscopically, chevron markings are visible which point to the origin of failure.
Contributor
K Clark
Organisation
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Date
24/01/02
Licence for re-use
Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales