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Stability of martensite with pulsed electric current in dual-phase steels

Lu, Wenjun and Qin, Rongshan (2016). Stability of martensite with pulsed electric current in dual-phase steels. Materials Science and Engineering A, 677 pp. 252–258.

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Softening frequently occurs in dual-phase steels under isothermal tempering of martensite. Recently, non-isothermal tempering is implemented to decrease the softening process in dual-phase steels. Here, we have discovered using high power electropulsing treatment can significantly enhance the strengthening effects via the formation of ultrafine-grained ferrite with nano-cementite particles in tempered martensitic-ferritic steels. To the best our knowledge, electropulsing treatment is a proper candidate to retard even to recovery the softening problems in the tempering of martensite in comparison with other isothermal and non-isothermal tempering methods.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 0921-5093
Keywords: dual-phase steel; tempering martensite; softening effect; nano-crystallization; electropulsing treatment
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 47196
Depositing User: Rongshan Qin
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2016 08:21
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 03:01
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