Engineering Heterogeneous Multiphase Microstructure by Austenite Reverted Transformation Coupled with Ferrite Transformation
A heterogeneous multiphase medium Mn steel (Fe-10Mn-0.47C-2Al-0.7V, wt.%) consisting of prior austenite, martensite, reverted austenite, and ferrite is, for the first time, realized by both austenite reverted transformation and ferrite transformation. The phase fraction, kinetics, mechanisms, and microstructure evolution during the transformation sequence are systematically investigated. The heterogeneous multiphase medium Mn steel has great potential for high strain hardening by a continuous transformation-induced plasticity effect, grain-size gradient, and stress–strain partitioning. The present work provides a new pathway to design a heterogeneous multiphase microstructure in medium Mn steel.
M.X. Huang acknowledges financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (U1764252, U1560204), Research Grants Council of Hong Kong (17255016, 17203014), and Seed Fund for Basic Research of HKU (201711159029, 201611159178).
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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