Accelerated spheroidization induced by high intensity electric pulse in a severely deformed eutectoid steel

Edwin I. Samuel, Arghya Bhowmik, Rongshan Qin

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Application of high intensity electric pulse (HIEP) to a severely deformed eutectoid microstructure in high carbon steel wire has resulted in spheroidized microstructure. The observed spheroidization on electropulsing is compared with that reported for isothermal/ thermo-mechanical annealing of the pearlite structure. The faster kinetics observed in this study has been rationalized in terms of accelerated kinetics induced by HIEP.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1020-1024
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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