TOLLEY Alfredo Juan
Identification of Cu-rich precipitates in pearlitic spheroidal graphite cast irons
GARCÍA, LAURA N.; TOLLEY, ALFREDO J.; CARAZO, FERNANDO D.; BOERI, ROBERTO E.
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Año: 2019 vol. 35 p. 2252 - 2252
This investigation studies the partitioning of Mn and Cu?and Si? between ferrite and cementite in the pearlite of two alloys containing similar Mn and Si concentrations, but different Cu contents, keeping the Cu concentration within the usual industrial limits. The results confirm the partitioning of all the elements between ferrite and cementite during pearlite growth. Furthermore, the presence of nanometric Cu-rich precipitates was detected for an alloy with typical Cu contents for achieving pearlitic structures in spheroidal graphite cast irons. This might be linked to the microsegregation of Cu developed during the solidification step. These precipitates have not been reported before and cannot be ignored as they can affect the transformation kinetics and the mechanical properties of the alloy.