Structure and energy of interphase boundaries in steel

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Current understanding of the structure and energy of interphase boundaries formed during phase transformations and precipitations in steel was reviewed. First, the classification of boundary structure was revisited. In the following, the methods to measure boundary energy and the typical values measured in ferrous alloys were summarized. Finally, the calculation of boundary energy, in accordance with classical and non-classical nucleation theories, and by the use of atomic potential was reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-509
Number of pages13
JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Interphase boundary energy
  • Interphase boundary structure
  • Nucleation
  • Phase transformation
  • Precipitation
  • Steel


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