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Dislocations in Solids

  • 1st Edition, Volume 13 - March 28, 2007
  • Editors: Frank R.N. Nabarro, John P. Hirth
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 4 - 5 1 8 8 8 - 0
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 5 2 4 6 8 - 9

Dislocations are lines of irregularity in the structure of a solid analogous to the bumps in a badly laid carpet. Like these bumps they can be easily moved, and they provide the… Read more

Dislocations in Solids

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Dislocations are lines of irregularity in the structure of a solid analogous to the bumps in a badly laid carpet. Like these bumps they can be easily moved, and they provide the most important mechanism by which the solid can be deformed. They also have a strong influence on crystal growth and on the electronic properties of semiconductors.