Martensitic transformation and stress partitioning in a high-carbon steel

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Martensitic transformation in a high-carbon steel was investigated with (synchrotron) X-ray diffraction at sub-zero Celsius temperature. In situ angular X-ray diffraction was applied to: (i) quantitatively determine the fractions of retained austenite and martensite; and (ii) measure the evolution of the lattice strain in retained austenite. Ex situ (synchrotron) energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction was performed to assess the effects of the martensitic transformation on the development of stresses in austenite.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)621-624
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Martensitic phase transformation
  • X-ray diffraction (XRD)
  • Martensite
  • Retained austenite
  • Residual stresses


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