Effect of phosphorus on Hall-Petch coefficient in ferritic steel

Nobuo Nakada, Masaru Fujihara, Toshihiro Tsuchiyama, Setsuo Takaki

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    The effect of phosphorus on the Hall-Petch coefficient (ky) of polycrystalline ferritic steel was investigated by using interstitial free steel (IF steel) and an ultralow carbon (60 ppm C) steel containing different amount of phosphorus. The ky of IF steel was around 100 MPa·μ m1/2 regardless of the amount of phosphorus. On the other hand, the ky of ultralow carbon steel containing phosphorus was higher than that of the IF steels, but significantly lower than that of the ultralow carbon steel without phosphorus. The analysis by Auger electron spectroscopy revealed that carbon segregates at ferrite grain boundary, and the amount of segregated carbon tended to be reduced by the addition of phosphorus. From these results, it can be concluded that phosphorus does not directly influence the ky of polycrystalline ferritic iron, but indirectly decreases the ky by reducing the amount of carbon segregated at grain boundary

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1169-1173
    Number of pages5
    Journalisij international
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 15 2011

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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