Advanced characterisation of precipitates in strip cast steel alloys

Nicole Stanford, Mahendra Ramajayam, Ross Marceau, Thomas Dorin, Adam Taylor

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


During the strip casting of steels, solidification occurs in a matter of
milliseconds, and complete cooling to room temperature is complete in
under 1 minute. Consequently, many steel alloys are meta-stable when
processed by this method. These super-saturated alloys show unusual
nano-scale behaviours such as room temperature clustering, nano-precipitation,
and exhibit rather complex phase transformation
characteristics during austenite decomposition. This presentation will
demonstrate how advanced characterisation techniques such as atom
probe tomography and small-angle neutron scattering have enabled
better understanding of these phenomena.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials (PTM) 2015 - Westin Whistler Resort & Spa, Whistler, Canada
Duration: 28 Jun 20153 Jul 2015


ConferenceInternational Conference on Solid-Solid Phase Transformations in Inorganic Materials (PTM) 2015
Abbreviated titlePTM 2015
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  • Atom probe tomography
  • Characterisation
  • Precipitation
  • Steel
  • Strip casting

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