Large Quantity of Extremely Strong Bainite

Some six tonnes of an alloy which represents the first bulk nanostructured metal has been produced.

Large quantity (6 tonnes) of nanostructured bainite. Photograph courtesy of Peter Brown
Large quantity (6 tonnes) of superbainite. Photograph courtesy of Peter Brown
Large quantity (6 tonnes) of extremely strong bainite. Photograph courtesy of Peter Brown


The steel was then further hot-rolled and coiled hot. Its microstructure at this stage is pearlite. The following photographs have been provided by Peter Brown. The strong bainite is produced in subsequent heat treatment.

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