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DoITPoMS Micrograph Library Micrograph 309 and full record

Micrograph 309 and full record

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Micrograph no
309
Brief description
Fe, C 0.4 (wt%) steel, slow quenched
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 0.4 (wt%)
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Slow quench
Applications
Sample preparation
Nital
Technique
Reflected light microscopy
Length bar
400 μm
Further information
Medium carbon steel that has been austenitised and subsequently quenched to produce martensite in order to produce a hardened steel.
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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