of a solid crystalline phase at a certain temperature and pressure (the inversion point
) to another phase of the same chemical composition with a different crystal structure.
In a liquid-crystal transition, this term refers to phase changes in the smectic state
or columnar discotic state.
The transitions of
(tridymite-type), and at
The transition of
(wurtzite-type structure) to
(body-centred-cubic structure) at
Synonymous with enantiotropic transition.
PAC, 1994, 66, 577
(Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations
on page 588
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