Special Issue "Crystal Dislocations: Their Impact on Physical Properties of Crystals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2017
The proposed existance of the edge and screw dislcoation, in the 1930s, and the subsequent work showing that dislocation theory could explain the plastic deformation of crystals, represent an important step in developing our understanding of materials into a science. The continued work involved with characterization of dislocations, and linking them to a variety of physical properties, in both single and poly crystals, have made enormous progress over the past 50 years. It is rare to find a technical application involving a material with any crystal structure that is not impacted by dislocations; mechanical properties, massive phase transformations, interphases, crystal growth, electronic properties, and the list goes on. In many systems, the properties are controlled by the formation of partial dislocations separated by a stacking fault; for example, plastic deformation via deformation twinning. Finally, giant strides have been made in characterization and modeling of systems containing dislcocations.
The Special Issue on “Crystal Dislocations” is intended to provide a unique international forum aimed at covering a broad range of results involving dislocations and their importance in crystal properties and crystal growth. Scientists working in a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute to this cause.
The list of key words shown below cover only a limited range of areas in which dislocations play an intrical part; this Special Issue of Crystals is open for any innovative contributions involving dislocations.
Prof. Dr. K. Peter D. Lagerlof
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- Crystal dislocations
- Partial dislocations
- Crystal defect structures and properties
- Deformation twinning
- Massive phase transformations
- Characterization of dislocations
- Crystal growth
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Study on the interaction between a dislocation and point defects in alkali halide crystals by the strain-rate cycling test during the Blaha effect
Y. Kohzuki and T. Ohgaku
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saitama Institute of Technology, 1690 Fusaiji, Fukaya, Saitama 369-0293, Japan
The interaction between a dislocation and point defects has been investigated by measurements of yield stress and proof stress, microhardness test, direct observation of the dislocation, internal friction measurement, or stress relaxation test so far. A large number of investigations have been carried out by separation of the flow stress into effective and internal stresses on the basis of the temperature dependence of yield stress, the strain rate dependence of flow stress, and the stress relaxation. Nevertheless, it is difficult to investigate the interaction between a dislocation and obstacles during plastic deformation by the mentioned methods. As for combination method of strain-rate cycling tests and the Blaha effect measurement, the original method is different from above-mentioned ones and would be possible to clear up it. The strain-rate cycling test during the Blaha effect measurement has been successively provided the information on the dislocation motion breaking away from not only dopant ions but also X-irradiation induced defects with the ultrasonic oscillatory stress, and further seemed to separate the contributions arising from the interaction between dislocation and the point defects and those from dislocations themselves during plastic deformation of ionic crystals. Such information on dislocation motion in bulk material cannot be obtained by the widely known methods so far.