Metallurgical Transactions A

, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 719–721 | Cite as

Effect of high magnetic fields on the martensite transformation

  • Richard Fields
  • C. D. Graham
Alloy Phases and Structure


The effect of high magnetic fields up to 132 kOe on the martensite transformation has been investigated in two alloy steels, 52100 bearing steel and a type 410 stainless steel. In both cases the martensite start temperature is raised by the application of a magnetic field, and the increase inM s is linear with field. The rate of formation of martensite is not affected by the field. Numerical values for the entropy of the austenite-martensite reaction can be obtained from the experimental results, and are in reasonable agreement with previous results and with theoretical calculations.


Magnetic Field Austenite Martensite Metallurgical Transaction Martensite Transformation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Fields
    • 1
  • C. D. Graham
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringCambridgeUniversityEngland
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia

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