Nonsingular dislocation and crack fields: Implications to small volumes

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Department of Materials Science and Engineering


The simplest, yet robust, gradient elasticity theory (GRADELA) as first introduced by the last author is used to deduce nonsingular expressions for the stress and strain fields near dislocation lines and crack tips. These expressions are particularly useful for small volumes where the details of the deformation field need to be known for interpreting related experimental observations. Various implications are discussed in relation to the determination of the size of dislocation cores, the size of maximum stress or maximum strain in crack tips, and the interpretation of X-ray line profile measurements in determining internal stresses.

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Microsystem Technologies