discontinuous precipitation

A diffusional reaction in a multi-component system in which structural and compositional changes occur in regions immediately adjacent to the advancing @[email protected] The parent phase remains unchanged until swept over by the @[email protected]; the transition is complete in regions over which the @[email protected] has passed. Synonymous with @[email protected]
PAC, 1994, 66, 577. (Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 581 [Terms] [Paper]