Phase Transformations

Examples from Titanium and Zirconium Alloys


  • Srikumar Banerjee, Associate Director, Materials Group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India
  • Pradip Mukhopadhyay, Metallurgy Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Bombay, India

The terms phase transitions and phase transformations are often used in an interchangeable manner in the metallurgical literature. In this book, transformations driven by pressure changes, radiation and deformation and those occurring in nanoscale multilayers are brought to the fore. Order-disorder transformations, many of which constitute very good examples of continuous transformations, are dealt with in a comprehensive manner. Almost all types of phase transformations and reactions that are commonly encountered in inorganic materials are covered and the underlying thermodynamic, kinetic and crystallographic aspects elucidated.
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For students, research workers and professionals in the field, including chemists, metallurgists, ceramists, solid-state physicists, metallurgists and mineralogists


Book information

  • Published: July 2007
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-042145-2

Table of Contents

1. Phases and crystal structures2. Classification of phase transformations3. Solidification, Vitrification, crystallization and formation of quasicrystalline and nanocrystalline structures4. Martensitic transformations5. Ordering in intermetallics 6. Transformations related to omega structures7. Diffusional transformations8. Interstitial ordering9. Epilogue