Effect of prior deformation on microstructural development and Laves phase precipitation in high-chromium stainless steel

Z. W. Hsiao, D. Chen, J. C. Kuo, D. Y. Lin

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Abstract

This study investigated the influence of deformation on precipitation behaviour and microstructure change during annealing. Here, the prior deformation of high-chromium stainless steel was tensile deformation of 3%, 6% and 10%, and the specimens were then annealed at 700˚C for 10 h. The specimens were subsequently analyzed using backscattered electron image and electron backscattering diffraction measurements with SEM. Compared with the deformation microstructure, the grains revealed no preferred orientation. The precipitates of TiN and NbC were formed homogenously in the grain interior and at grain boundaries after annealing. Fine Laves phase precipitates were observed in grains and along subgrain boundaries as the deformation increased. Furthermore, the volume fraction of Laves phase increased, but the average particle diameter of precipitate was reduced as the deformation increased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-47
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Microscopy
Volume266
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Apr 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology

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