Image icon  Fe, C 1.35 (wt%) steel, quenched

 
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Description: A high carbon steel that has been quenched producing martensite laths in the microstructure. High carbon steels are more prone to the formation of martensite since more excess carbon is available to be trapped interstitially. Subsequently tempered to diffuse some of the carbon out, resulting in a reduced hardness.
Keywords: alloy • carbon • iron • martensite • metal • quenching • steel
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
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: 1374