Microstructural Change of Cementite in Carbon Steels by Deformation
Deformation and dissolution behavior of the cementite in eutectoid steels with pearlitic and spheroidite structures were studied using high resolution SEM and AFM. Cementite lamellae in deformed pearlite exhibited inhomogeneous slip, smooth thinning or necking, fragmentation and cleavage fracture. Complete dissolution of cementite lamellae and spheroidal cementite particles was observed in specimens deformed with large strains at high strain rates. The dissolution mechanism of cementite by heavy deformation was discussed.
S.-G. Kang and T. Kobayashi
Y. Todaka et al., "Microstructural Change of Cementite in Carbon Steels by Deformation", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 449-452, pp. 525-528, 2004