Copper Precipitation in Cobalt-Alloyed Precipitation-Hardened Stainless Steel
The influence of cobalt addition on precipitation of copper in a high-strength stainless steel was investigated using three-dimensional atom probe tomography. A decrease in copper precipitate size with narrowed distribution was observed in cobalt-containing steel. The concentration profile across the precipitate-matrix interface indicated rejection of cobalt atoms from the copper precipitates. This behavior was explained with first-principles calculations using energy-minimization criterion. © 2012 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
A. S. Murthy et al., "Copper Precipitation in Cobalt-Alloyed Precipitation-Hardened Stainless Steel," Scripta Materialia, Elsevier, Jan 2012.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2012.02.039
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