A transmission electron microscopy study of the β→α-phase transformation of tin

D. R. G. Mitchell, S. E. Donnelly

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The β→α-phase transformation of pure tin has been studied using transmission electron microscopy. A preferred orientational relationship was found between the two phases, with the β[001] being parallel to the α[110]. The transformation front did not proceed into regions of foil below a critical thickness and this may have been the result of surface energy differences between the two phases. The general absence of a specific three-dimensional orientational relationship and observations regarding the nature of the interface suggest strongly that the transformation is massive in nature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-755
Number of pages9
JournalPhilosophical Magazine A: Physics of Condensed Matter, Structure, Defects and Mechanical Properties
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991
Externally publishedYes


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