- King, H.W. and Cocks, F.H. and Pollock, J.T.A., Further evidence of the low temperature phase transformation in Nb3Sn and V3Si,
Physics Letters, vol. 26A no. 2
pp. 77 - 78 .
(last updated on 2007/04/10)
Low temperature X-ray diffraction studies show that the cubic → tetragonal martensitic transformation in Nb3Sn and V3 Si is accompanied by a change in volume and is therefore a first order thermodynamic phase change. The axial ratio of the Nb3Sn martensite is confirmed to be less than unity.
niobium compounds;solid-state phase transformations;vanadium compounds;