Using EBSD Heating Stages for the SEM Analysis of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS)

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    This article discusses the characterization of advanced high strength steel (AHSS) using Murano heating stage. A special thanks to Vit Janik, WMG, University of Warwick. For further information see Janik, Vit, et al. “Application of In-Situ Material Characterization Methods to Describe Role of Mo during Processing of Vbearing Micro-Alloyed Steels.” HSLA Steels 2015, Microalloying 2015 & Offshore Engineering Steels 2015: Conference Proceedings. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015.

    Period13 Jun 2017

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    • TitleUsing EBSD Heating Stages for the SEM Analysis of Advanced High Strength Steel (AHSS)
      Degree of recognitionInternational
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      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      DescriptionThe automotive industry is always seeking materials that offer the combined advantages of being lightweight, having a high strength and extended ductility. AHSS is one of the potential material candidates that allows high volume, cost-effective production steel sheets with an ultra-high strength which are superior to other engineering materials.

      During development, the precipitation of nano-sized carbides or carbon nitride (V, Nb, Ti) during the transformation of austenite to ferrite imparts a relatively high yield strength to AHSS – a limitation for this material due to which it offers only moderate formability. These precipitates can be refined through the addition of Mo, although the transformation kinetics is completely characterized. The role Mo plays during the steel forming process can be understood better using the Murano heating stage.
      Producer/AuthorAZoNetwork UK Ltd
      PersonsVit Janik