ferroelastic transition

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.F02346
A transition in which a crystal switches from one @[email protected] orientation state into another that is equally @[email protected] by the application of a mechanical stress along an appropriate direction.
See:
ferroic transition
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 577. (Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 582 [Terms] [Paper]