In a low-alloyed multi-phase transformation-induced plasticity steel, solute carbon content in polygonal ferrite, bainitic ferrite, and martensite was characterized using site-specific atom probe tomography. Selected area diffraction patterns were obtained using transmission electron microscopy, and the geometric distortion thereof was determined. The results showed that the lattice distortion increased in a sequence of polygonal ferrite, lath-like bainitic ferrite, and martensite. This increasing distortion corresponded to an increase in carbon content of the phase.
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