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Crystals 2018, 8(9), 349;

A Revisit to the Notation of Martensitic Crystallography

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Received: 21 July 2018 / Revised: 23 August 2018 / Accepted: 29 August 2018 / Published: 30 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microstructures and Properties of Martensitic Materials)
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As one of the most successful crystallographic theories for phase transformations, martensitic crystallography has been widely applied in understanding and predicting the microstructural features associated with structural phase transformations. In a narrow sense, it was initially developed based on the concepts of lattice correspondence and invariant plane strain condition, which is formulated in a continuum form through linear algebra. However, the scope of martensitic crystallography has since been extended; for example, group theory and graph theory have been introduced to capture the crystallographic phenomena originating from lattice discreteness. In order to establish a general and rigorous theoretical framework, we suggest a new notation system for martensitic crystallography. The new notation system combines the original formulation of martensitic crystallography and Dirac notation, which provides a concise and flexible way to understand the crystallographic nature of martensitic transformations with a potential extensionality. A number of key results in martensitic crystallography are reexamined and generalized through the new notation. View Full-Text
Keywords: martensitic transformation; crystallography; mathematical notation martensitic transformation; crystallography; mathematical notation
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