Special Issue "Crystal Dislocations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2016)
Prof. Dr. Ronald W. Armstrong
The advent of crystal dislocation observations, and measurements of their influence on material structure and properties, began in the mid-20th century, and the topics have expanded greatly to the present day, when it is rare to find a crystal in any type of lattice structure that is recognized to be without them. Such dislocations often play a mechanistically-controlling role in many forms of crystal growth, involving all types of crystal bonding. They make most crystal growth procedures easier, but they often are responsible in a more complicated manner for the resultant crystal properties—and these two features are the main reasons for producing the current Special Issue.
The Special Issue on “Crystal Dislocations” is intended to provide a unique international forum aimed at covering a broad description of results involving essential dislocation characterizations of their important influences on crystal properties as well as on crystal growth. Scientists working in a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute to this cause.
The topics summarized under the keywords cover broadly examples of the greater number of sub-topics in mind. The volume is especially open for any innovative contributions involving dislocation/crystal design aspects of the topics and/or sub-topics.
Prof. Dr. Ronald W. Armstrong
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Crystal dislocations
- Crystal growth
- Crystal defect structures and properties