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Authors: Balasubrmaniam, Ramamurthy
Srinivasan, Sharada
Ranganathan, Srinivasa
Title: Ancient Indian iron and steel and modern scientific insights
Date: 2015
Source: Metals and civilizations
Place of Publication: Bangalore, India
Publisher: National Institute of Advanced Studies
Notes: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Beginnings of the Use of Metals and Alloys (BUMA VII)
Abstract: The metallurgical heritage of India celebrates two ferrous objects- the Delhi Iron Pillar and wootz steel. Modern scientific analysis, using sophisticated tools, has shed further light on the evolution of the materials used to create these. In this paper the materials tetrahedron for the Delhi iron pillar and wootz steel is presented. The composition-microstructure and corrosion resistance relations will be discussed with emphasis on the role of phosphorus in the case of the Delhi Iron pillar. The processing –composition – properties will be described with emphasis on the ultra-high carbon, the effect of vanadium and phosphorus, the thermomechanical treatment and superplasticity for wootz steel.
Date Created: 4/11/2016
Editors: Srinivasam, Sharada
Ranganathan, Srinivasa
Giumlia-Mair, Alessandra
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