Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés
J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C7-67-C7-76
The use of modern physical metallurgy in the development and characterization of special stainless steelsJ.-O. NILSSON
Department of Physical Metallurgy, Research and Development Centre, AB Sandvik Steel, 811 81 Sandviken, Sweden
A selection of examples have been made to illustrate the use of microanalytical instruments and thermodynamics in the development of steels. It has been shown that the combined use of electron microscopy, secondary ion mass spectroscopy, atom probe field ion microscopy and the thermodynamic computer program Thermo-Calc is a particularly powerful tool in aquiring a deeper understanding of the the relation between microstructure and properties. It has also been demonstrated that Thermo-Calc can be used routinely in alloy development for predicting phase equilibria.
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