Image icon  Low alloy medium carbon steel, isothermally transformed

 
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Description: A low alloy medium carbon steel that has been quenched producing martensite laths in the microstructure. A subsequent isothermal transformation serves to temper the steel and hence reduce the hardness of the metal.
Keywords: alloy • carbon • iron • martensite • metal • quenching • steel • tempered
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Carbon steels
Materials > Metals & alloys > Alloy 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
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: 1364