athermal transformation

athermal transformation

[¦ā′thər·məl ‚tranz·fər′mā·shən]
(physics)
A chemical or physical change not requiring a change in the temperature of the substance, as in the formation of martensite.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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