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This chapter provides a brief account of the phase diagram and the appropriate transformation diagrams for plain carbon steels and several important low-alloy steels, namely constitutional, isothermal transformation, and continuous-cooling diagrams. In addition, the effects of alloying elements in solution in austenite during both isothermal and continuous-cooling treatments are also discussed.

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Noel F. Kennon, 1999. "Phase Transformations", Light Microscopy of Carbon Steels, Leonard E. Samuels

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