Image icon  Fe, C 0.3 (wt%) steel, quenched and tempered

 
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Description: Medium carbon steel quenched to produce martensite and subsequently tempered in order to reduce its hardness and increase toughness.
Keywords: alloy • carbon • iron • martensite • metal • quenching • steel • tempered • toughness
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Carbon steels
Processes > Thermal treatments > Quenching
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Dr R F Cochrane, Department of Materials, University of Leeds
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 04 September 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
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Resource ID: 1341