A transition in which a crystal switches from one stable
orientation state into another that is equally stable
by the application of a mechanical stress along an appropriate direction.
PAC, 1994, 66, 577
(Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations
on page 582
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