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The formation of martensite is characterized by its athermal transformation kinetics, crystallographic features, and development of fine structure. This chapter describes the diffusionless, shear-type transformation of austenite to martensite and how it affects the morphology and microstructure of heat-treatable carbon steels. It also provides information on lath and plate martensite and how they differ in structure and deformation properties.

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Martensite, Steels: Processing, Structure, and Performance, 2nd ed., By George Krauss, ASM International, 2015, p 63–97,

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