Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B

, Volume 3, Issue 11, pp 2933–2937 | Cite as

The distribution of boron in austenite

  • W. F. Jandeska
  • J. E. Morral
Alloy Phases and Structure


The partitioning of boron between grain boundary and austenite matrix sites in steel has been examined by the use of boron autoradiography. Results show that inalloyscontainingO.0037at.pctB and 0.68 at. pct C, boron segregates to the austenite grain boundary with a binding energy of 9.6 ±1.0 kcal/mole. In addition to this experimental observation, the effect of carbon concentration on the boron distribution is considered theoretically.


Austenite Boron Track Density Cellulose Acetate Butyrate Boron Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. F. Jandeska
    • 1
  • J. E. Morral
    • 2
  1. 1.General Motors Research LaboratoriesWarren
  2. 2.Department of MetallurgyUniversity of ConnecticutStorrs

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