A Personal Commentary on "Transformation of Austenite at Constant Subcritical Temperatures"

H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia

THE first recorded citation of the word "bainite" is in an article published 12 years after Davenport and Bain introduced isothermal transformation as a technique to study the progressive evolution of phases as a function of time and temperature. This long interval is a reflection of the fact that although the phase was named in 1934, it was not used even by Bain and his coworkers in articles published subsequently, referring instead to a dark etching acicular aggregate somewhat similar to martensite. ...........

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 41A (2010) 1351-1390.

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