Mechanisms of the Allotropic Transition of Sn


The mechanisms of α-Sn nucleation on foreign seeds, including metastable ones, are considered. Based on earlier and new experimental data for induction times of α-Sn nucleation from 102 to 1011 s, it is suggested that spontaneous α-Sn nucleation is impossible because of kinetic hindrances in the solid phase.

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Styrkas, A.D. Mechanisms of the Allotropic Transition of Sn. Inorganic Materials 39, 806–810 (2003).

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  • Experimental Data
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Induction Time
  • Kinetic Hindrance
  • Allotropic Transition