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Dislocation Dynamics During Plastic Deformation

  • Covers the major achievements in the understanding of the dynamics and the formation of dislocations in solid materials during the plastic deformation

  • A special feature are the excellent TEM micrographs to explain the features of dislocations

  • Another didactically important component is the demonstration of dislocation motion and formation during plastic deformation, shown in video sequences which can be downloaded from the Springer homepage

  • Both a reference work and an excellent study text


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 129)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. General Properties of Dislocation Motion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ulrich Messerschmidt
      Pages 3-9
    3. Ulrich Messerschmidt
      Pages 11-34
    4. Ulrich Messerschmidt
      Pages 35-72
    5. Ulrich Messerschmidt
      Pages 73-154
    6. Ulrich Messerschmidt
      Pages 155-201
  3. Dislocation Motion in Particular Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-206
    2. Ulrich Messerschmidt
      Pages 207-220
    3. Ulrich Messerschmidt
      Pages 221-280
    4. Ulrich Messerschmidt
      Pages 281-312
    5. Ulrich Messerschmidt
      Pages 313-392
    6. Ulrich Messerschmidt
      Pages 393-461
    7. Ulrich Messerschmidt
      Pages 463-464
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 465-503

About this book


The book gives an overview of the dynamic behavior of dislocations and its relation to plastic deformation. It introduces the general properties of dislocations and treats the dislocation dynamics in some detail. Finally, examples are described of the processes in different classes of materials, i.e. semiconductors, ceramics, metals, intermetallic materials, and quasicrystals. The processes are illustrated by many electron micrographs of dislocations under stress and by video clips taken during in situ straining experiments in a high-voltage electron microscope showing moving dislocations. Thus, the users of the book also obtain an immediate impression and understanding of dislocation dynamics.


Dislocation In-situ electron microscopy Intermetallic alloys Plastic deformation Quasicrystals alloy ceramics crystal electron microscope

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Max Planck Institute of Microstructure PhysicsHalle (Saale)Germany

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