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Creep of Crystals
High-Temperature Deformation Processes in Metals, Ceramics and Minerals

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Part of Cambridge Earth Science Series

  • Date Published: April 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511869105

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  • This textbook describes the physics of the plastic deformation of solids at high temperatures. It is directed at geologists or geophysicists interested in the high-temperature behaviour of crystals who wish to become acquainted with the methods of materials science in so far as they are useful to earth scientists. It explains the most important models and recent experimental results without losing the reader in the primary literature of materials science. In turn the book deals with the essential solid-state physics; thermodynamics and hydrostatics of creep; creep models and their applications in the geological sciences; diffusion creep; superplastic deformation and deformation enhanced by phase transformations. Five concluding chapters give experimental results for metals, ceramics and minerals. There are extensive bibliographies to aid further study.

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    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511869105
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Mechanical background
    2. The agents of deformation: lattice defects
    3. Phenomenological and thermodynamical analysis of quasi-steady-state creep
    4. Dislocation creep models
    5. The effect of hydrostatic pressure on deformation
    6. Creep polygonization and dynamic recrystallization
    7. Diffusion creep, grain-boundary sliding and superplasticity
    8. Transformation plasticity
    9. Scaling and classification

  • Author

    Jean-Paul Poirier

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