The microduplex process of a Fe-16%Cr-5%Mo-8%Co-2%Ni alloy has been investigated. The alloy has a fully ferritic structure after quenching from 1573 K, then austenite (followed by martensitic transformation during air cooling) decomposes from the ferrite during reheating up to the temperature range of the ( alpha plus gamma ) phase. If the ferrite was cold rolled about 90% prior to reheating, strain-induced precipitation of Laves phase occurs in the temperature range 850-950 K. On 923 K aging, the precipitates play role in suppression of subgrain growth. In the temperature range 1000-1300 K, austenite nucleates along slip bands and deformation twins, resulting in a microduplex structure. At temperatures above 1300 K where recrystallization of ferrite matrix can preferentially occur, the structure coarsened.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Nippon Kinzoku Gakkaishi/Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1984|
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