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Metals 2017, 7(2), 45; doi:10.3390/met7020045

Theoretical and Experimental Nucleation and Growth of Precipitates in a Medium Carbon–Vanadium Steel

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National Centre for Metallurgical Research (CENIM-CSIC), Av. Gregorio del Amo 8, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Technical University of Catalonia (ETSEIB—UPC), Av. Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Academic Editor: Hugo F. Lopez
Received: 10 November 2016 / Revised: 27 January 2017 / Accepted: 30 January 2017 / Published: 7 February 2017
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Abstract

Using the general theory of nucleation, the nucleation period, critical radius, and growth of particles were determined for a medium carbon V-steel. Several parameters were calculated, which have allowed the plotting of nucleation critical time vs. temperature and precipitate critical radius vs. temperature. Meanwhile, an experimental study was performed and it was found that the growth of precipitates during precipitation obeys a quadratic growth equation and not a cubic coalescence equation. The experimentally determined growth rate coincides with the theoretically predicted growth rate. View Full-Text
Keywords: microalloyed steel; nucleation time; nucleus radius; precipitate growing microalloyed steel; nucleation time; nucleus radius; precipitate growing
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Medina, S.F.; Ruiz-Bustinza, I.; Robla, J.; Calvo, J. Theoretical and Experimental Nucleation and Growth of Precipitates in a Medium Carbon–Vanadium Steel. Metals 2017, 7, 45.

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