Image icon  Notched low carbon ferritic steel, failed through cleavage.

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Description: Cleavage planes are clearly visible in the micrograph which indicate brittle fracture has occurred. Macroscopically, chevron markings are visible which point to the origin of failure.
Keywords: alloy • brittle • fracture • metal • steel
Categories: Science approaches > Deformation & failure > Fracture
Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Ceramics & glasses > Technical ceramics > Carbon and graphite
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Mechanical testing
Scale > Micro
Created by: K Clark, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 24 January 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
Resource ID: 1181