A15 phase

A15 phase

[¦ā·fif′tēn ‚fāz]
(solid-state physics)
An intermetallic compound having the chemical formula A3B, where A represents a transition element, and a crystal structure in which the B atoms are located at the corners and in the center of a cubic unit cell, while the A atoms are arranged in pairs on the cube faces. Also known as A15 compound.