Martensite formation in AISI 52100 bearing steel at sub-zero Celsius temperature was investigated with Vibrating Sample Magnetometry. The investigation reports the stabilization of retained austenite in quenched samples during storage at room temperature and reveals the thermally activated nature of the martensitic transformation. The kinetics of the transformation is interpreted in terms of a-thermal nucleation and thermally activated growth of lenticular martensite.
Proceedings of the 2nd Mediterranean Conference on Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering, 2013
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2nd Mediterranean Conference on Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering, 2013
Croatian Society for Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering