Fe-Feinf3/infC binary phase diagram in high magnetic fields

Yoshifuru Mitsui, Yuki Ikehara, Kohki Takahashi, Shojiro Kimura, Goro Miyamoto, Tadashi Furuhara, Kazuo Watanabe, Keiichi Koyama

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The Fe-Feinf3/infC binary phase diagram under high magnetic fields up to 21 T was investigated by a differential thermal analysis. Applying a magnetic field of 18 T, the α-γ transformation temperature Tinfα-γ/inf for pure iron increased quadratically from 1181 K (a zero field) to 1206 K. With increasing magnetic field strength, the transformation temperature Ainfc1/inf (α-Fe + cementite → α-Fe + γ-Fe) increased linearly from ∼1000 K to ∼1030 K at the rate of 1.4-1.5 K Tsup-1/sup. The transformation temperature Ainfc3/inf (α-Fe + γ-Fe → γ-Fe) for Fe-0.18 wt.%C and Fe-0.38 wt.%C increased quadratically by 27 K under a 18-T field. The Ainfc1/inf and Ainfc3/inf lines shifted to higher temperatures by the magnetic field, resulting in a change in the Fe-Feinf3/infC phase diagram. The results obtained suggest that the transformation temperatures mainly arose because of the Zeeman energy of α-Fe under high magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May 25


  • Differential thermal analysis
  • Fe-C alloys
  • High magnetic fields
  • Phase diagram
  • Zeeman energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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