New mechanism for the alpha to omega martensitic transformation in pure titanium.

Abstract

We propose a new direct mechanism for the pressure driven alpha-->omega martensitic transformation in pure titanium. A systematic algorithm enumerates all possible pathways whose energy barriers are evaluated. A new, homogeneous pathway emerges with a barrier at least 4 times lower than other pathways. The pathway is shown to be favorable in any nucleation model.

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@article{Trinkle2003NewMF, title={New mechanism for the alpha to omega martensitic transformation in pure titanium.}, author={Dallas R. Trinkle and Richard G. Hennig and Shivratna Giri Srinivasan and Dorian M . Hatch and Martin D. Jones and Harold T. Stokes and Robert C Albers and John W. Wilkins}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2003}, volume={91 2}, pages={025701} }