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Fe, C 1.3 (wt%) steel, normalised at 1050°C

By University of Cambridge DoITPoMS and University of Leeds Department of Materials Dr R F Cochrane


An example of a hypereutectoid steel (one that has a carbon composition above that of the eutectic). Upon cooling from the austenite field, the first phase to form is cementite on the austenite grain boundaries. This partitions iron and at the eutectic composition pearlite is formed from the remaining enriched austenite.

Topics: alloy, carbon, hypereutectoid, iron, metal, normalising, steel, doitpoms, university of cambridge, micrograph, corematerials, ukoer, Engineering, H000
Publisher: University of Leeds
Year: 2010
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