New Aspects Regarding the Structure of Spheroidal Cast Iron Carbon Inclusions Revealed by WAXD Investigations

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The paper addresses mainly the atomic structure of the spheroidal carbon inclusions (CIs) from a magnesium treated cast iron. The qualitative phase analysis based on diffraction patterns shows that the CI by-products contain carbon, ferrite and iron oxides. Based on peak angular positions and their half-width at half-intensity, the distances between graphenes and the average height of the graphene stack were calculated. To comply with EN 13005 standard, the calculated results include the extended uncertainties U(95%). The Wide Angle X-ray Diffraction (WAXD) data proves clearly that the CI from the spheroidal cast iron do not have a polycrystalline graphite structure, but rather a turbostratic graphite-like structure with the d(002) surprisingly close to the graphite structure, e.g. to 3.34 Å. If this conclusion is accepted, a new approach of the nucleation and growth mechanisms of the CIs in spheroidal cast irons as turbostratic graphite-like structures should be explored, while the mechanisms based on crystallographic considerations should be revised.

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Adel Nofal and Mohamed Waly

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120-125

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10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.457.120

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I. Pencea et al., "New Aspects Regarding the Structure of Spheroidal Cast Iron Carbon Inclusions Revealed by WAXD Investigations", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 457, pp. 120-125, 2011

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December 2010

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