Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 47, Issue 2, pp 1004–1010 | Cite as

On measurement of carbon content in retained austenite in a nanostructured bainitic steel

  • C. Garcia-Mateo
  • F. G. Caballero
  • M. K. Miller
  • J. A. Jimenez


In this study, the carbon content of retained austenite in a nanostructured bainitic steel was measured by atom probe tomography and compared with data derived from the austenite lattice parameter determined by X-ray diffraction. The results provide new evidence about the heterogeneous distribution of carbon in austenite, a fundamental issue controlling ductility in this type of microstructure.


Ferrite Austenite Bainite Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Trip Steel 
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The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation for funding this research under MAT2010-15330. Research at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory SHaRE User Facility was sponsored by the Scientific User Facilities Division, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, US Department of Energy.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Garcia-Mateo
    • 1
  • F. G. Caballero
    • 1
  • M. K. Miller
    • 2
  • J. A. Jimenez
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalúrgicas (CENIM-CSIC)MadridSpain
  2. 2.Materials Science and Technology DivisionOak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)Oak RidgeUSA

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