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How is martensite structure formed in steel?



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Martensite transformation begins when austenite is cooled below a certain critical temperature, called the matrensite start temperature. As we go below the tmartensite start temperature, more and more martensite forms and complete transformation occurs only at a temperature called martensire finish temp. Formation of martensite require that the austenite phase must be cooled rapidly.