Influence of carbon on hardness and strength of steels

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: Why does the hardness of steel increase with increasing carbon content?How do the cementite lamellae in pearlite increase the strength of steels?Why...
Micrograph of eutectoid steel with a carbon content of 0.8 % (C80)

Phase transformations in solidified state (metastable system)

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What is the carbon content of a eutectoid steel?Why is virtually no carbon soluble in ferrite?What phases does pearlite consist of and...
Transformation lines in the iron-carbon phase diagram (steel part)

Microstructure formation during solidification

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What is steel made of?What is the difference between steel and cast iron regarding their composition?Why is carbon used as an alloying...