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Journal of Metallurgy
Volume 2012, Article ID 841901, 4 pages
Research Article

Influence of Manganese Content on the Dissolution of the F e 3 C Iron Carbide Phase (Cementite) during a Graphitization Anneal of Spheroidal Graphite Cast Iron

University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia

Received 26 December 2011; Accepted 7 February 2012

Academic Editor: Seetharaman Sridhar

Copyright © 2012 Jalel Briki and S. Ben Slima. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The transformation of iron carbide cementite was investigated on spheroidal graphite containing different contents of manganese. The isothermal maintain were carried out at 600, 650, 700, and 750°C for periods of up to one hour. It was observed that the kinetics of graphitization is slowed even more than cast iron rich in manganese.