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This selection of outstanding articles published recently in steel research international (2014 impact factor: 1.118) covers such diverse topics as high-entropy steels, medium-manganese steels, characterization methods, continuous casting, slag properties, deoxidation, desulfurization and nitrogen removal. All articles can be accessed for free. Click here.

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  1. Influence of Natural and Accelerated Carbonation of Steel Slags on Their Leaching Behavior

    Marina Spanka, Tim Mansfeldt and Ruth Bialucha

    Article first published online: 12 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500370

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    Main topic of this research project is the investigation of the influence of natural and accelerated carbonation of steel slags on their leaching behavior. The achieved results show that carbonation can lead to a significant decreased leaching of aluminum, calcium, chromium, fluoride, and molybdenum but to an increased leaching for silicon and vanadium.

  2. Application of a Modified Stress−Strain Approach for the Fatigue-Life Prediction of a Ferritic, an Austenitic and a Ferritic–Austenitic Duplex Steel under Isothermal and Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue

    Dirk Kulawinski, Roman Kolmorgen and Horst Biermann

    Article first published online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500410

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    Isothermal and thermo-mechanical fatigue experiments on three different steels are evaluated to generate fatigue-life descriptions. A modified stress–strain approach including a crack growth change with temperature is introduced. It provided appropriate life predictions within the scatter band of a factor of two for a wide temperature range from 100 to 600 °C for all three steels.

  3. Effect of Rare-Earth Cerium on Impurity Tin-Induced Hot Ductility Deterioration of SA508-III Reactor Pressure Vessel Steel

    Shenhua Song and Shufu Sun

    Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500425

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    Impurity tin can severely deteriorate the hot ductility of SA508-III reactor pressure vessel steel, but a minor addition of rare-earth cerium can suppress this tin-induced hot ductility deterioration. Grain boundary segregation of tin is mainly responsible for the hot ductility deterioration, whereas the segregation of cerium is mainly responsible for the suppression of the deterioration.

  4. Austenitic Grain Growth Behavior during Austenization in an Aluminum-Alloyed 5% Cr–Mo–V Steel

    Sha-Sha Li, Yao-Hui Liu, Yu-Lai Song, Ling-Nan Kong, Tuan-Jie Li and Ren-Hang Zhang

    Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500427

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    The austenitic grain growth behavior of an aluminum-alloyed 5% Cr–Mo–V steel has been investigated in a wide range of austenitizing temperatures and holding times. The results indicate that high content of Al addition can significantly accelerate the austenite grain growth, mainly because the high content of Al affected the Zener drag and solute drag on the grain growth.

  5. Characterization of the Acicular Ferrite in Al-Deoxidized Low-Carbon Steel Combined with Zr and Mg Additions

    Yi Min, Xiaobing Li, Zhe Yu, Chengjun Liu and Maofa Jiang

    Article first published online: 4 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/srin.201500440

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    The formation of acicular ferrite in the as-casted microstructures is investigated by adding Zr and Mg into Al-killed low-carbon steel. The nuclei inclusions are identified as Al2O3–MgO–MnS and Al2O3–MgO–ZrO2–MnS multiphase particles with size in the range of 1.5–3.0 μm. These compounds are followed by Al2O3–MgO–ZrO2, Al2O3–MgO, and Al2O3 in decreasing order of effectiveness for acicular ferrite.