How to add carbon to metal

Materials Science for Engineers pp 89-155 | Cite as

  • Reinhold Laska
  • Christian Felsch
Part of the Viewegs Technical Books of Technology book series (VFT)


In comparison to the other materials used in technical applications, steel is characterized by a particularly large variety of outstanding properties. These are primarily based on its structural transformation, its diverse alloyability with other metallic and non-metallic elements, its crystallization that can be influenced in the course of solidification and in the solid state, its high deformability during hot and cold forming, its weldability and its magnetizability or non-magnetizability . In addition, steel is a problem-free recycling material.

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  • Reinhold Laska
  • Christian Felsch

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