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Trace elements and graphite shape degeneracy in nodular graphite cast irons

Lacaze, Jacques Trace elements and graphite shape degeneracy in nodular graphite cast irons. (2017) International Journal of Metalcasting, 11 (1). 44-51. ISSN 1939-5981

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40962-016-0115-6


Graphite degeneracy in spheroidal graphite cast iron is a common issue faced by foundries. It is generally associated with the presence of so-called poisoning elements and may in some cases be suppressed by the addition of other elements. Mastering these additions is not simple in practice since industrial alloys do generally contain many elements that can affect graphite shape even when present at low or trace levels. In this work, trace and low-level elements are considered in relation with three steps of microstructure formation: (1) nucleation of graphite; (2) growth of graphite; and (3) solid-state transformations.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Springer Verlag editor. The original PDF of the article can be found at
HAL Id:hal-01580435
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:31 Aug 2017 14:00

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