Atom Probe Compositional Analysis of Nanoscale Carbide and Carbo-Nitride Precipitates in Nb-Ti-Microalloyed Steels
Composition of complex carbide and carbo-nitride precipitates in Ti-Nb micro-alloyed 80-ksi (0.06 wt. % Nb; 0.06 wt. % Ti) and 100-ksi (0.03 wt. % Nb; 0.12 wt. % Ti) steels was studied using atom probe tomography. Fine (~2 nm) and coarse (~8 nm) NbTiC precipitates were identified in the 100 ksi steel with the Fe content decreasing with increasing precipitate size. Both steels had coarse NbTiCN precipitates (~ 80 nm) having ~7 at. % and ~30 at. % Nb in the precipitates for the 100 ksi and 80 ksi steels respectively. Star-shaped TiC precipitates and parallel rows of interphase NbTiC clusters on and near grain boundaries were also identified in the 100 ksi steel. In the 80 ksi steels, uniformly distributed disk-shaped and spherical NbTiC clusters were observed along dislocations. The composition and phase stability of these precipitates are discussed in terms of Thermo-Calc solution thermodynamic modeling.
M. Kapoor et al., "Atom Probe Compositional Analysis of Nanoscale Carbide and Carbo-Nitride Precipitates in Nb-Ti-Microalloyed Steels," Proceedings of the Materials Science & Technology Annual Meeting (2014, Pittsburgh, PA), Taylor & Francis, Oct 2014.
Materials Science & Technology 2014, 2014: Oct. 12-16, Pittsburgh, PA)
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