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Article Number 02026
Number of page(s) 5
Section Principles, Simulations, Materials: Background
Published online 01 September 2009
ESOMAT 2009, 02026 (2009)
DOI: 10.1051/esomat/200902026

Mechanisms of austenite-martensite transition

V. Paidar

Institute of Physics AS CR, 18221 Praha 8, Czech Republic

Published online: 1 September 2009

Martensitic transformations originate from the interaction of the short-wave (atomic plane shuffling) and long-wave (homogeneous deformation) processes. The mutual role of these movements is examined with the aim to elucidate formation mechanisms of the structures with lower symmetry at the atomic level. Generic many-body potentials differing in the stability of basic simple structures is employed in the calculations of the system energies in the course of phase transition.

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