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New Synchrotron X-Ray Techniques for In-Situ Deformation Studies



Lyle E. Levine, R Thomson, Gabrielle G. Long, David R. Black


Many types of defects contribute to local and long-range stresses and strains in materials. These include vacancies, voids, prismatic loops, interstitials, inclusions, and dislocations. In most cases, dislocations play the dominant role in minimizing long-range stresses in a material by concentrating large amounts of strain within the dislocation core. This cancellation of long-range stresses results in a large decrease in the energy of the system, and thus is a strong driving force for dislocation motion. The degree to which dislocations can cancel out stresses thus depends upon their mobility, and the process of stress cancellation can be considered as a competition between energetics and kinetics. Nowhere is this competition more evident than during the plastic deformation of metals.
Conference Dates
July 5-11, 1998
Conference Location
Conference Title
International Conference on Composites Engineering


deformation, diffraction imaging, dislocations, line profiles, small-angle scattering


Levine, L. , Thomson, R. , Long, G. and Black, D. (2017), New Synchrotron X-Ray Techniques for In-Situ Deformation Studies, International Conference on Composites Engineering, Undefined (Accessed April 19, 2024)
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