Distribution of dislocations in nanostructured bainite

J. Cornide, G. Miyamoto, F. G. Caballero, T. Furuhara, M. K. Miller, C. Garcia-Mateo

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The dislocation density in ferrite and austenite of a bainitic microstructure obtained by transformation at very low temperature (300 °C) has been determined using transmission electron microscopy. Observations revealed that bainitic ferrite plates consist of two distinctive regions with different substructures. A central region in the ferrite plate is observed with dislocations that may result from lattice-invariant deformation at the earlier stage of bainite growth. As plastic deformation occurs in the surrounding austenite to accommodate the transformation strain as growth progresses, the Ferrite/Austenite interface has also a very distinctive dislocation profile. In addition, atom-probe tomography suggested that dislocation tangles observed in the vicinity of the ferrite/austenite interface might trap higher amount of carbon than single dislocations inside the bainitic ferrite plate.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783037851432
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameSolid State Phenomena
ISSN (Print)1012-0394


  • Atom-probe tomography
  • Bainite
  • Dislocation density
  • Steel
  • Transmission electron microscopy


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