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The mechanism of bainite formation in low alloy steels containing up to 0.4% carbon

  • F. B. Pickering


The bainite reaction in steels has been the subject of many investigations (1, 2, 3), but until recently high resolution electron microscopical techniques have not been available, so that much fine detail in the bainite structure has been missed. Much of the earlier work was confined to medium and high carbon steels and it is only recently (4) that high strength low carbon bainite structures have been produced in commercially available steels by simple continuous cooling heat treatments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. B. Pickering
    • 1
  1. 1.United Steel Companies Ltd.Rotherham/Yorks.England

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