Over the past decades, the mechanism of interface migration during the austenite-ferrite transformation in steels has attracted significant attention from physical metallurgists. There are two challenging research questions in this field: (i) What is the effect of (substitutional) alloying elements on migrating interfaces? and (ii) How to accurately determine the value of interface mobility?. Recently, a cyclic partial phase transformation approach has been proposed to study interface migration, and new insights into the above two questions have been provided. An overview of the cyclic partial phase transformation concept is given, and pathways for future research are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2720–2729
Number of pages10
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A - Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Volume48
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2016

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