Adolf Martens

Adolf Martens (Adolf Karl Gottfried Martens), 6 March 1850 – 24 July 1914, was a German metallurgist and the namesake of the steel structure martensite and the martensitic transformation, a type of diffusionless phase transition in the solid state.[1][2]

Büste Unter den Eichen 87 (Lifel) Adolf Martens
Bust of Adolf Martens in Berlin


  1. ^ P.D. Portella (2006). "Adolf Martens and his contributions to materials engineering" (PDF). Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM).
  2. ^ Manfred Ahlers (2004). "The Martensitic Transformation". Revista Matéria. 9 (3): 169–183. ISSN 1517-7076.

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