Martensitic Transformations: Crystallography and Nucleation

H. K. D. H. Bhadeshia


This article is a short review of the crystallographic theory of martensite, including aspects of nucleation and growth.

Encyclopedia of Materials Science: Science and Technology, eds K. Buschow, R. W. Cahn, M. C. Flemings, B. Iischner, E. J. Kramer and S. Mahajan, Pergamon Press, Elsevier Science, ISBN 0-08-0431526, 2001, pp. 5203-5206.

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