During the 1950's and 1960's, a widespread international effort was underway to lay the foundations for a fundamental, dislocations-based understanding of plastic deformation and strain hardening. This effort lagged, however, as the existing theoretical, computational and experimental techniques approached their limits. For most of the 1970's and 1980's the enthusiasm and high expectations that had existed during the previous decades were dampened and support for dislocations research became scarce. Advances continued at a much slower pace, thanks to the efforts of a relatively small number of dedicated individuals. However, in the early 1990's, the level of research began to recover, as advances in computer technology enabled the development of new computer codes for simulating the time evolution of large numbers of dislocation segments in both two and three dimensions. With this new beginning, activity in the field grew rapidly, prompting the organization of Dislocations 2000, the largest dedicated dislocations conference ever held. The conference had nine plenary talks, 30 additional oral presentations and 119 posters. There were 154 registered attendees from 18 countries on 4 continents. Due to the success of this conference, the executive committee has decided to make Dislocations 2000 the first conference of a series, with conferences to be held every three years. The next conference, Dislocations 2003, is expected to be held in Europe.
Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing
dislocations, plastic deformation
, Kubin, L.
and Becker, R.
Preface to Dislocatrions 2000 Proceedings, Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing
(Accessed December 10, 2023)