Pearlite

A lamellar aggregate of ferrite and cementite, often occurring in steel and cast iron. It results from the transformation of austenite of eutectoid compositions and consists of alternating layers of alpha-ferrite and cementite.

Coarse Pearlite

Pearlite for which the alternating ferrite and cementite layers are relatively thick.

See also: Cast Iron, Steel.

Previous PageView links to and from this pageNext Page

Subjects: Chemistry