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From: Microstructure inhomogeneity of Fe-31%Ni alloy and stabilization of austenite

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Microstructure of austenite in initial state (A) and after repeated γ- α- γ transformations (B) of melt-spun ribbon of Fe-30.6 wt.% Ni-0.05 wt.% C alloy. ×20,000. Reverse transformation that occurred on heating of quenched alloy in the temperature interval of α-γ transformation at a speed higher than critical one has a diffusionless character. Under this character of atomic redistribution, the degree of stabilization of the austenite reverted by γ-α-γ transformations appeared considerably lower than in the case of the diffusive character of reverse transformation. It happened since diffusionless reverse transformation did not change the size of initial austenitic grain but the boundaries of grain become unclear and distorted. Certain substructure shows up in a volume of grain. After tens of diffusionless α-γ transformations, the fragments of different orientation of reverted austenite reached nanoscale size.

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