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Creep of Crystals : High-Temperature Deformation Processes in Metals, Ceramics and Minerals - Jean-Paul Poirier

Creep of Crystals

High-Temperature Deformation Processes in Metals, Ceramics and Minerals


Published: 29th April 1985
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This textbook describes the physics of the plastic deformation of solids at high temperatures. It is directed at geologists or geophysicists interested in the high-temperature behaviour of crystals who wish to become acquainted with the methods of materials science in so far as they are useful to earth scientists. It explains the most important models and recent experimental results without losing the reader in the primary literature of materials science. In turn the book deals with the essential solid-state physics; thermodynamics and hydrostatics of creep; creep models and their applications in the geological sciences; diffusion creep; superplastic deformation and deformation enhanced by phase transformations. Five concluding chapters give experimental results for metals, ceramics and minerals. There are extensive bibliographies to aid further study.

Mechanical background
The agents of deformation: lattice defects
Phenomenological and thermodynamical analysis of quasi-steady-state creep
Dislocation creep models
The effect of hydrostatic pressure on deformation
Creep polygonization and dynamic recrystallization
Diffusion creep, grain-boundary sliding and superplasticity
Transformation plasticity
Scaling and classification
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ISBN: 9780521278515
ISBN-10: 0521278511
Series: Cambridge Iberian and Latin American Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 29th April 1985
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.39