Study of the microstructure and phase-composition of a WC-alloy with a Hadfield steel binder

L. M. Molchunova, S. F. Gnyusov, S. N. Kul'kov

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The phase composition and structure of a tungsten carbide alloy with a Hadfield steel binder are studied using metallography, x-ray diffraction analysis, and transmission electron microscopy. It is found that tungsten carbide is dissolved in the binder during sintering. This gives rise to a nonuniform distribution of the alloying additions in the y-solid solution, which results in precipitation of complex carbides of the (W, Fe) xC type having different crystal-lattice parameters. The volume fraction of these carbides is as high as 9-10%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)994-998
Number of pages5
JournalRussian Physics Journal
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2000


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