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Occurrence of the Meta-stable Omega Phase in Zirconium Alloys

Naturevolume 180page1406 (1957) | Download Citation



TRANSFORMATION of the retained β-phase in certain titanium alloys has been shown to involve a metastable phase, designated1 ω. A similar mode of transformation has been reported for zirconium–niobium and zirconium–molybdenum alloys (Miodownik, A, P., and Eliasz, W., unpublished work, 1955, and ref. 2).

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    Frost, P. D., Perris, W. M., Hirsch, L. L., Doig, J. R., and Schwartz, C. M., Trans. Amer. Soc. Metals, 46, 231, 255, 1056, 1073 (1954).

  2. 2

    Robinson, H. A., Doig, J. R., Mote, M. N., Schwartz, C. M., and Frost, P. D., J. Metals, 8, 1544, 1545 (1956).

  3. 3

    Silcock, J. M., Davies, M. H., and Hardy, H. K., Inst. of Metals Monograph and Report Series No. 18, 93, 105 (1955).

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