Effects of element addition on the β→α transformation in tin

G. Zeng, S. D. McDonald, Q. F. Gu, K. Sweatman, K. Nogita

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The influence of 1 wt.% Pb, Cu, Ge and Si on the transformation kinetics of the β-Sn→α-Sn transformation in high-purity powder mixtures was examined using synchrotron powder X-ray diffraction. Pb and Cu were found to be effective in suppressing α-tin growth. Ge and Si inhibited the β→α transformation. The kinetics of the transformation are largely determined by the nucleation of α-Sn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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