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Micrograph no
357
Brief description
Pearlitic malleable cast iron
Keywords
alloy Link to MATTER Glossary entry for alloy, carbon, cast iron Link to MATTER Glossary entry for cast iron, iron, metal, normalising Link to MATTER Glossary entry for normalising
Categories
Metal or alloy
System
Fe-C-X   Link to phase diagram
Composition
Fe, C 2.4, Si 1.1, Mn 1.1 (wt%)
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
72 hrs at 900-920 ÂșC
Applications
Sample preparation
Nital
Technique
Reflected light microscopy
Length bar
200 μm
Further information
A cast iron with a relatively low carbon content. Upon cooling the austenite transforms to pearlite at the eutectoid temperature, leaving a microstructure of pearlite and graphite.
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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