The advantage of grain refinement in the hydrogen embrittlement of Fe-18Mn-0.6C twinning-induced plasticity steel

Il Jeong Park, Sang min Lee, Hyun hee Jeon, Young-Kook Lee

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The effect of grain size on hydrogen embrittlement (HE) was investigated using Fe-18Mn-0.6C twinning-induced plasticity (TWIP) steel without Al through slow tensile tests and thermal desorption analyses. The grain refinement improved the resistance to HE of TWIP steel by suppressing a ductile to brittle transition. The high ductility of fine-grained specimens resulted from the low densities of twin boundaries, twin-twin junctions, and twin-grain boundary junctions, which are hydrogen-enriched during tensile tests, due to inactive mechanical twinning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-69
Number of pages7
JournalCorrosion Science
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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