## dilational transition (dilatational transition)

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.D01733
A transition in which the crystal structure is dilated (or compressed) along one (or more) crystallographic direction(s) while the symmetry about that direction is retained. Examples:
1. The transition of a CsCl-type structure to a rock @S05447@ structure in which dilation occurs along the three-fold axis.
2. The transition at $$T_{\text{D}}$$ in quenched NiS in which volume expansion occurs without change of symmetry on going from a metallic state ($$T > T_{\text{D}}$$) to a semiconducting state ($$T < T_{\text{D}}$$).
Source:
PAC, 1994, 66, 577. (Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 581 [Terms] [Paper]