Reasons for Formation of Twin-Precipitates in Two Phase Stainless Steel
This study focuses on the entire shape of the twin-precipitate in two phase stainless steel, Fe-25Cr-6Ni in terms of the interphase and elastic strain energies generated between the precipitate and matrix. An investigation of this precipitation is important not only in terms of microstructure control but also for improving the mechanical properties of materials. Firstly, the three-dimensional near-coincidence site lattice (3D-NCS) model, which is based on the atomic matching model, is applied for estimating the preferred habit planes by evaluating the result of geometrical atomic matching. Subsequently, the precipitate shape is determined from candidates of the preferred habit plane produced by the 3D-NCS model, and the elastic strain surrounding and within the precipitate is investigated by FEM analysis, which can calculate the anisotropic elastic strain depending on the shape of the precipitate. The results are compared with observed precipitate by TEM.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
N. Miyano et al., "Reasons for Formation of Twin-Precipitates in Two Phase Stainless Steel", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 3004-3008, 2010