ASTM E975 - 13 - Standard Practice for X-Ray Determination of Retained Austenite in Steel with Near Random Crystallographic Orientation

ASTM E975 - 13

Standard Practice for X-Ray Determination of Retained Austenite in Steel with Near Random Crystallographic Orientation

Status : Current   Published : February 2013

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1.1 This practice covers the determination of retained austenite phase in steel using integrated intensities (area under peak above background) of X-ray diffraction peaks using chromium Kα or molybdenum Kα X-radiation.

1.2 The method applies to carbon and alloy steels with near random crystallographic orientations of both ferrite and austenite phases.

1.3 This practice is valid for retained austenite contents from 1 % by volume and above.

1.4 If possible, X-ray diffraction peak interference from other crystalline phases such as carbides should be eliminated from the ferrite and austenite peak intensities.

1.5 Substantial alloy contents in steel cause some change in peak intensities which have not been considered in this method. Application of this method to steels with total alloy contents exceeding 15 weight % should be done with care. If necessary, the users can calculate the theoretical correction factors to account for changes in volume of the unit cells for austenite and ferrite resulting from variations in chemical composition.

1.6  Units—The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.7  This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

TABLE 1 Calculated Theoretical Intensities Using Chromium K αRadiation A

[This table has been removed.]

A  Data from “International Tables for X-Ray Crystallography,” Physical and Chemical Tables , Vol III, Kynoch Press, Birmingham, England, 1962, pp. 60, 61, 210, 213; Weighted Kα1 and Kα2 value used (λ = 2.29092 Å).
B  Temperature factor ( T = e −2 M) where M = B(sin 2 θ)/λ 2 and 2 B = 0.71. Also N is the reciprocal of the unit-cell volume.
C  Calculated intensity includes the variables listed that change with X-ray diffraction peak position.



Standard NumberASTM E975 - 13
TitleStandard Practice for X-Ray Determination of Retained Austenite in Steel with Near Random Crystallographic Orientation
StatusCurrent
Publication Date15 February 2013
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
Descriptors Austenite, Crystallographic orientation, Ferrite, Martensite, Retained austenite, X-ray diffraction
ICS77.040.99
77.080.20
PublisherASTM
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages7
File Size180 KB
Price£40.00


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