A @F02390@ that occurs when a low-temperature phase transforms to an orientationally-disordered high-temperature phase with a strong variation of @E02141@.
Source: PAC, 1994, 66, 577. (Definitions of terms relating to phase transitions of the solid state (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)) on page 588 [Terms] [Paper]
Citation: 'plastic transition' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.P04691 RISBibTexEndNote