Effect of B on the Spheroidizing Behavior of Cementite in Fe-0.8mass%C Alloy

1999 Tetsu to hagane  
The effect of B. with the addition of 0.01 and 0.1 mass%, on the spheroidizing behavior of cementite in Fe-0.8mass%C alloy was investigated. The addition of B accelerated the softening by spheroidizing annealing. This effectiveness was enhanced with the increase in the solution treatment temperature and B content. Spheroidal cementites were most refined when 0.01 mass% B was added. This was attributed to the increase in the number density of nucleation sites which arose from fine cementites
more » ... librium at solution temperature and coarse cementites precipitated from liquid phase. When the amount of B was increased to 0.1 mass%, the effect of coarse cementites precipitated from liquid phase became significant. This resulted in the increase in the number of coarse spheroidal cementites with the diameter greater than 10 um, and the decrease in the number of fine spheroidal cementites, supposedly through Ostwald growth mechanism.
doi:10.2355/tetsutohagane1955.85.6_486 fatcat:x2wm3s444rafnei47xkvoiklye