Structural Difference in Annealing vs Untreated Steel

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I know annealing makes a material more ductile, but what are the differences in the structuer of the material?

I have a picture I took of 1018 and 1040 untreated... if you know the difference, think you can point them out? I'm not looking for differences in any specific material I just have these pictures, just generally in any material whats different.

1018 at 100x

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b300/DrGame/1018100x.jpg

1040 at 100x

http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b300/DrGame/1040100x.jpg
 

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Can one find a book on microstructures of steel with micrographs of ferrite, pearlite, cementite and martensitic structures?
 

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