Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 15, pp 5206–5210 | Cite as

Initial nucleation kinetics of martensite transformation

  • J. R. C. Guimarães
  • P. R. RiosEmail author


The initial rate of martensite transformation in Fe–Ni and Fe–Ni–Mn is described by the product of the probability of a nucleation site existing in an austenite grain times the probability of its propagation. The former depends on driving force, the latter on defect mobility. The onset of both athermal and isothermal martensite could be modeled in a consistent way, which suggests that both modes have common fundamentals.


Austenite Martensite Martensite Transformation Nucleation Site Initial Reaction Rate 



One of the authors (P. R. RIOS) is grateful to Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, CNPq, and to Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, FAPERJ, for financial support. Thanks are due to Chris Hoffman (RMC Inc.) for his valuable assistance with the bibliography.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidade Federal FluminenseEscola de Engenharia Industrial Metalúrgica de Volta RedondaVolta RedondaBrazil
  2. 2.Sao PauloBrazil

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