• Rolf E. Hummel


This chapter strives to explain the fundamental mechanical properties of materials by relating them to the atomistic structure of solids and by discussing the interactions which atoms have with each other.


Slip System Burger Vector Slip Plane Screw Dislocation Edge Dislocation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf E. Hummel
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  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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