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Imperfections in Crystalline Solids (MRS-Cambridge Materials Fundamentals)

Imperfections in Crystalline Solids (MRS-Cambridge Materials Fundamentals)

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Wei Cai, William D. Nix
Cambridge University Press, 9/15/2016
EAN 9781107123137, ISBN10: 1107123135

Hardcover, 532 pages, 25.3 x 19.4 x 2.7 cm
Language: English

This textbook provides students with a complete working knowledge of the properties of imperfections in crystalline solids. Readers will learn how to apply the fundamental principles of mechanics and thermodynamics to defect properties in materials science, gaining all the knowledge and tools needed to put this into practice in their own research. Beginning with an introduction to defects and a brief review of basic elasticity theory and statistical thermodynamics, the authors go on to guide the reader in a step-by-step way through point, line, and planar defects, with an emphasis on their structural, thermodynamic, and kinetic properties. Numerous end-of-chapter exercises enable students to put their knowledge into practice, and with solutions for instructors and MATLAB® programs available online, this is an essential text for advanced undergraduate and introductory graduate courses in crystal defects, as well as being ideal for self-study.

1. Introduction
Part I. Theoretical Background
2. Stress, strain, and isotropic elasticity
3. Statistical thermodynamics
Part II. Point Defects
4. Point defect mechanics
5. Point defect thermodynamics
6. Point defect equilibria
7. Point defect kinetics
Part III. Dislocations
8. Dislocation geometry
9. Dislocation mechanics
10. Dislocation interactions and applications
11. Partial and extended dislocations
12. Dislocation core structure
Part IV. Grain Boundaries
13. Grain boundary geometry
14. Grain boundary mechanics.