Bulletin of Materials Science

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 75–90 | Cite as

Some interesting phase transitions in solids

  • C N R Rao
Biswas Memorial Symposium On The Chemistry And Physics of Solids Phase Transitions


A few types of phase transitions in solids of interest to the author are discussed after a brief presentation of the general features of phase transitions. The different systems discussed include low-dimensional solids, polytypes, organic solids, plastic crystals, glasses and silver selenide. Spin-state transitions and dipole glasses are also briefly examined.


Phase transitions plastic crystals low-dimensional solids spin-state transitions glass transition dipole glass polytypism 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C N R Rao
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  1. 1.Solid State and Structural Chemistry UnitIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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