Study on the Quenching Microstructure of Fe-0.36C-1.4B Alloy


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The heat treatment microstructure of Fe-0.36C-1.4B alloy after austenitizing at 1000°C and water quenching then tempering at 200°C were studied by TEM and selected area diffraction. The results indicate that the alloy has typical microstructure of hypoeutectic cast iron because of boron addition. After quenching, the microstructure of the alloy was made up of martensite and B-containing carbide Fe23(C, B)6.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 535-537)

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Chunxiang Cui, Yali Li and Zhihao Yuan




Y. J. Dong et al., "Study on the Quenching Microstructure of Fe-0.36C-1.4B Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 535-537, pp. 899-902, 2012

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June 2012




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