ISBN-10:
0521793572
ISBN-13:
9780521793575
Pub. Date:
02/28/2001
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Crystals, Defects and Microstructures: Modeling Across Scales / Edition 1

Crystals, Defects and Microstructures: Modeling Across Scales / Edition 1

by Rob Phillips

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Overview

A central tenet of materials analysis is the structure-property paradigm, which proposes a direct connection between the geometric structures within a material and its properties. The increasing power of high-speed computation has had a major impact on theoretical materials science and has permitted the systematic examination of this connection between structure and properties. In this textbook, Rob Phillips examines various methods for studying crystals, defects, and microstructures, techniques that have made such computations possible. He also presents recent efforts to treat problems involving either multiple spatial or temporal scales simultaneously. Detailed case studies illustrate general principles as well as their applications to current research problems.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521793575
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 02/28/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 720
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Thinking About the Material World: 1. Idealizing material response; 2. Continuum mechanics revisited; 3. Quantum and statistical mechanics revisited; Part II. Energetics of Crystalline Solids: 4. Energetic description of cohesion in solids; 5. Thermal and elastic properties of crystals; 6. Structural energies and phase diagrams; Part III. Geometric Structures in Solids: Defects and Microstructure: 7. Point defects in solids; 8. Line defects in solids; 9. Wall defects in solids; 10. Microstructure and its evolution; Part IV. Facing the Multiscale Challenge of Real Material Behavior: 11. Points, lines and walls: defect interactions and material response; 12. Bridging scales: effective theory construction; 13. Universality and specificity in materials.

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