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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 22, Issue 2, Pages 127-138

Preferred Orientation of MnS Inclusions in Rolled Steel

Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich 48109–2136, USA

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The preferred orientation of MnS inclusions in hot-rolled steel was studied by electron diffraction. Specimens of resulfurized steel were examined after casting and after hot rolling to true strains of 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5. After rolling, the orientations of the inclusions tended toward an ideal 100 {001}. Only a moderate correlation between the final inclusion shape and orientation was found.