« on: 16/10/2017 10:03:37 »
I was wondering what the difference between austenitic steel and ferritic steel is and apparently their main difference is their cubic crytsal structure. Austenitic steel has a face-centered structure (SRC: https://bortec.de/en/blog/2017/08/08/austenitic-steel/) whereas ferritic steel is said to have a body-centered crystal structure. Now, I understand how these look but what I do not understand is how they behave differently and why. Why is it that austenitic steel has little to no magnetic properties due to its elemental structure for example??