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Micrograph no
312
Brief description
Fe, C 0.4 (wt%) steel, slow quenched
Keywords
alloy Link to MATTER Glossary entry for alloy, bainite Link to MATTER Glossary entry for bainite, carbon, iron, 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 0.4 (wt%)
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Slow quench
Applications
Sample preparation
Nital
Technique
Reflected light microscopy
Length bar
100 μm
Further information
Medium carbon steel that has been austenitised and subsequently quenched. If the quench is insufficiently rapid bainite is formed instead of martensite. This sample was taken from the centre of a quenched item. Cooling rates in the centre are slower and hence the formation of the bainite that can be observed.
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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