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...

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...
Comparison of the iron-carbon phase diagram with the phase diagram of a crystal mixture

Comparison of phase transformations

This article provides answers to the following questions, among others: What analogy can be found between the iron-carbon phase diagram and the phase diagram of an...