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Micrograph no
304
Brief description
Fe, C 0.3 (wt%) steel, quenched and tempered
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, tempered, toughness Link to MATTER Glossary entry for toughness
Categories
Metal or alloy
System
Fe-C-X   Link to phase diagram
Composition
Fe, C 0.3 (wt%)
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Tempered
Applications
Sample preparation
Nital
Technique
Reflected light microscopy
Length bar
200 μm
Further information
Medium carbon steel quenched to produce martensite and subsequently tempered in order to reduce its hardness and increase toughness.
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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