Microstructure of a genuine Damascus sabre

@article{Levin2005MicrostructureOA,
  title={Microstructure of a genuine Damascus sabre},
  author={Alexandr A. Levin and Dirk C. Meyer and Marianne Reibold and Werner Prof Dr Kochmann and N. P{\"a}tzke and Peter Paufler},
  journal={Crystal Research and Technology},
  year={2005},
  volume={40}
}
The surface and cross‐section of a genuine Damascus sword was characterised by means of wide‐angle X‐ray scattering techniques complemented by optical and transmisssion electron microscopy. Position‐resolved X‐ray phase analysis revealed that, unlike ferrite and martensite, the distribution of cementite is inhomogeneous in different spatial zones parallel to the cutting edge of the blade. For the first time a quantitative X‐ray phase and texture analysis was made possible by averaging all… 

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