Acta Physica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 13–28 | Cite as

The relationship between concepts in Materials Science and Sosmology

  • M. J. Marcinkowski
Elementary Particles and Fields


A number of concepts common to both the fields of Materials Science and Astrophysics have been elucidated. In particular, the curvature and unboundedness of the universe is associated with the idea of surface energy. On the other hand, the geometries associated with black holes and precipitate particles are shown to be basically similar, and can be represented in terms of dislocations. Finally, the idea of a dislocation is extended to the four-dimensional space-time continuum.


Black Hole Coincidenee Site Lattice Torsion Tensor Density Tensor Queen Mary College 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Marcinkowski
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Materials GroupUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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