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Precipitation of carbides in unalloyed and low alloy steels

  • R. M. Fisher


Studies of the precipitation of carbides in steel have been an important application of electron microscopy for a number of years. Such studies continue to hold great interest because improvements in specimen techniques and in the performance of the microscope itself make it possible to obtain even more detailed information on carbide formation. This paper summarizes the result of our electron metallographic studies of the precipitation of iron carbides during isothermal transformation of austenite to pearlite and bainite, during tempering of martensite following quenching, and during aging of ferrits supersaturated with carbon.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Fisher
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  1. 1.Edgar C. Bain Laboratory for Fundamental ResearchUnited States Steel CorporationMonroevilleUSA

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