J. Phys. IV France
Volume 112, October 2003
Page(s) 11 - 16

J. Phys. IV France
112 (2003) 11
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2003834

Japanese great pioneer and leader, Zenji Nishiyama, on studies of martensitic transformations

K. Shimizu

Advanced Materials Science Research and Development Center, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, 3-1 Yatsukaho, Mattou, Ishikawa 924-0838, Japan

Professor Zenji Nishiyama passed away on March 12, 1991, at the age of 89. He was born on October 14, 1901, and so the last year was the centennial birthday anniversary. In such a occasion, his personality and academic achievements will be introduced, because he had been one of great leaders of the world-wide martensite community for a long time, as is well known. The introduction consists of his personal history and academic activities and achievements on martensitic transformations. In addition, some hidden stories will be introduced as to publication of the well-known Nishiyama's orientation relationship and of the crystal structure of a Cu-Al alloy martensite, and as to several works which were carried out during the 2nd world-war and so not published in English.

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