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Imperfections in Crystalline Solids

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  • Date Published: August 2016
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  • isbn: 9781316573037

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  • 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.

    • Written in a clear step-by-step style, ideal for self-study as well as course use
    • Prepares students for future success, with guidance on how fundamental knowledge can be applied in practice
    • Includes over two hundred exercise problems and nearly four hundred detailed illustrations, with solutions for instructors and MATLAB programs available online
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    • Date Published: August 2016
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316573037
    • contains: 344 b/w illus. 21 tables 202 exercises
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    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.

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    Imperfections in Crystalline Solids

    Wei Cai, William D. Nix

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    Wei Cai, Stanford University, California
    Wei Cai is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, California. He received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2004, the American Society of Engineering Education Beer and Johnston New Mechanics Educator Award in 2009, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Hughes Young Investigator Award in 2013.

    William D. Nix, Stanford University, California
    William D. Nix has been teaching courses on imperfections in crystalline solids at Stanford University, California for more than 50 years. His teaching awards include the Bradley Stoughton Award for Young Teachers of Metallurgy, the Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award, and the Educator Award from the Metallurgical Society. He has also received many awards for his research and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences.

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