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Micrograph no
300
Brief description
Fe, C 0.75 (wt%) steel, quenched, martensitic and manganese sulphides
Keywords
alloy Link to MATTER Glossary entry for alloy, carbon, iron, martensite Link to MATTER Glossary entry for martensite, metal, quenching Link to MATTER Glossary entry for quenching, steel Link to MATTER Glossary entry for steel
Categories
Metal or alloy
System
Fe-C-X   Link to phase diagram
Composition
Fe, C 0.75 (wt%)
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Quenched
Applications
Sample preparation
Nital
Technique
Reflected light microscopy
Length bar
100 μm
Further information
This steel has been quenched to produce martensite. Manganese has been added to remove sulphur from the alloy, and during solidification some of the MnS has been trapped and incorporated into the resultant product.
Contributor
Dr R F Cochrane
Organisation
Department of Materials, University of Leeds
Date
04/09/02
Licence for re-use
Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales
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