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This chapter describes the metallurgy, composition, and properties of steels and other alloys. It provides information on the atomic structure of metals, the nature of alloy phases, and the mechanisms involved in phase transformations, including time-temperature effects and the role of diffusion, nucleation, and growth. It also discusses alloying, heat treating, and defect formation and briefly covers condenser tube materials.

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Metallurgy of Steels and Related Boiler Tube Materials, Failure Investigation of Boiler Tubes: A Comprehensive Approach, By Paresh Haribhakti, P.B. Joshi, Rajendra Kumar, ASM International, 2018, p 27–86,

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