Special Issue "Plasticity of Crystals and Interfaces"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 July 2017)
Prof. Dr. Sinisa Dj. Mesarovic
Eight decades ago, brilliant insights of Orowan, Polanyi and Taylor brought about understanding of the basic plasticity mechanisms in crystals and ushered a new era of exploration of basic mechanical properties of polycrystalline materials. Much has been learned and many phenomena are either understood qualitatively or incorporated into predictive models. Nevertheless, some important questions still elude our efforts to fully comprehend plasticity of polycrystals and crystalline composites. The list of keywords given below provides brief summary of the open issues. The list is illustrative and the contributions are not limited to these topics.
The interactions of crystal dislocations with interfaces and with the interface dislocation structure have been investigated at length in past few decades, but the sheer complexity of the problem has, thus far, prevented a systematic description. Moreover, these interactions are the key component of the observed size effects in plasticity. The problem is compounded by the variety of mechanisms for interface mobility at low and high temperatures. In a single crystal, the kinematics of glide at low temperatures is well understood, but the dislocation climb and its interaction with vacancy diffusion still lacks the full mathematical description.
The Special Issue on “Plasticity of Crystals and Interfaces” is intended as a forum to present the current state-of-the-art and recent advances, as well as to suggest the future directions. Experimental, computational and theoretical contributions are invited. Of particular interest are the contributions that provide understanding of micro-scale mechanisms and/or enable their description within meso-scale models.
Prof. Dr. Sinisa Dj. Mesarovic
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- Interface plasticity
- Dislocation climb and diffusion
- Grain boundary sliding and migration
- Size-effects in plasticity
- Dislocation nucleation