Image icon  Fe, C 0.4 (wt%) steel, slow quenched

 
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Description: Medium carbon steel that has been austenitised and subsequently quenched to produce martensite in order to produce a hardened steel.
Keywords: alloy • carbon • iron • martensite • metal • quenching • steel • displacement • indentation • Plasticine
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Carbon steels
Processes > Thermal treatments > Quenching
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: Dr R F Cochrane, Department of Materials, University of Leeds
DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 04 September 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
Package: DoITPoMS Micrograph Library
Resource ID: 1346