J. Phys. IV France 05 (1995) C8-521-C8-526
STM Study on Surface Relief, Ultra-Fine Structure and Transformation Mechanism of Bainite in SteelsH.-S. Fang, Z.-G. Yang, J.-J. Wang and Y.-K. Zheng
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
The surface reliefs accompanying lower bainite transformation in steels have been studied by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). With the exclusive vertical resolution of STM, we observed that the surface relief associated with bainite is a group of surface reliefs related to subplates, subunits and sub-subunits. From the bainite plate to the sub-subunit in it, the reliefs are in a tent shape, not of invariant plane strain (IPS) type. The fine structure of bainite in a steel has also been shown by STM and TEM that bainite plate is composed of subplates, subunits and subsubunits. On the basis of the fine structure inside a bainitic ferrite plate observed under STM, sympathetic-ledgewise mechanism of bainite formation is proposed.
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