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Scanning electron micrograph of steel, showing the microstructure. Steel, an alloy of iron and carbon, is incredibly strong and forms the basis of many man-made structures, household appliances and even everyday items such as cutlery and watches. Steel is everywhere, but its varied microstructure, integral to its strength and ductility, can only truly be appreciated at this microscopic scale.
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