Image icon  Hypoeutectic white cast iron

 
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Description: With a carbon equivalent less than the eutectic composition a hypoeutectic white cast iron is formed. Primary austenite dendrites (dark) are first to form from the liquid. At the eutectic the remaining liquid transforms to a mixture of austenite and cementite (light) with further transformation of the austenite to ferrite and pearlite.
Keywords: alloy • austenite • cast iron • cementite • dendrite • ferrite • hypoeutectic • iron • metal • pearlite
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Cast irons
Processes > Shaping > Casting
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Prof T W Clyne, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 25 October 2001
Date added: 21 August 2009
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Resource ID: 1133