Elementary Dislocation Theory

Paperback | November 1, 1990

byJohannes Weertman, Julia R. Weertman

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This classic text of elementary dislocation theory has been reprinted to fulfill persistent demand. Because it approaches elementary dislocation theory from its most basic level, the material contained in the volume is as up-to-date as when it was first published. The text addresses manyaspects of dislocation theory, including the nature of dislocations, Burgers vectors, motion and its impact on dislocations, internal stresses of dislocations, and multiplication of dislocations. The topics of this text are fundamental to the theory of dislocation behavior. Because dislocation isnow widely recognized as a key factor determining the behavior of crystalline solids, specialists in electronics materials, as well as fracture mechanics, and materials science and engineering should have a solid grounding in this field. A large number of problems is provided in the text.

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The topics of this text are fundamental to the theory of dislocation behavior. Today knowledge of this theory is essential of a materials scientist or engineer, a specialist in electronics materials or in fracture mechanics. At the time we entered to materials profession it was otherwise. Some senior metallurgists of high repute were q...

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This classic text of elementary dislocation theory has been reprinted to fulfill persistent demand. Because it approaches elementary dislocation theory from its most basic level, the material contained in the volume is as up-to-date as when it was first published. The text addresses manyaspects of dislocation theory, including the natu...

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The topics of this text are fundamental to the theory of dislocation behavior. Today knowledge of this theory is essential of a materials scientist or engineer, a specialist in electronics materials or in fracture mechanics. At the time we entered to materials profession it was otherwise. Some senior metallurgists of high repute were q...

Johannes Weertman and Julia R. Weertman are both at Northwestern University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 5.55 × 8.27 × 0.51 inPublished:November 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195069005

ISBN - 13:9780195069006

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Table of Contents

1. Description of a Dislocation2. The Stress Field Around a Dislocation3. Forces on a Dislocation4. Dislocation Reactions in Crystals5. Dislocation Multiplication, Twinning, Peierls Forces and Related Topics6. Image Forces, Interactions with Point Defects and Other Topics

From Our Editors

The topics of this text are fundamental to the theory of dislocation behavior. Today knowledge of this theory is essential of a materials scientist or engineer, a specialist in electronics materials or in fracture mechanics. At the time we entered to materials profession it was otherwise. Some senior metallurgists of high repute were quite antagonists to the idea of dislocations, did not believe they are of any importance, did not know much about them, and, unlike present-day workers, did not have the opportunity to see their existence verified by electron microscopes. The dislocation now is recognized as a key factor determining the behavior of crystalline solids.

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"It is indeed a boon to students of materials that this fine book . . . has now been reprinted by Oxford University Press. The book is just as pertinent now as it was in 1964 since it very clearly teaches the essential concepts about dislocations at a basic level. This text is a must for thepersonal library of every materials person, including the old timers whose copies no doubt are by now in tatters from much use." --Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society