Jens Lothe, John Price Hirth
This book is a comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of dislocations. Sufficient detail is provided to make the book useful as a underrate text, and extends the treatment of specific problems to stimulate the advanced graduate student. The book covers the elastic theory of straight and curved dislocations, including a chapter on elastic anisotropy. Applications to the theory of dislocation motion at low and high temperatures are presented. Finally, groups of dislocations, grain boundaries, pileups, barriers, and twins are considered.
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The Dislocation Theory Bible
I first read this book as a graduate student in Materials Science. It was the assigned textbook for a graduate level course in dislocation theory. As a materials scientist working the the field of extended defects, I am not aware of any book that has the depth and breadth of Hirth and Lothe. This book is heavily mathematical, however, and not for the casual reader. Those who have benefited from an advanced undergraduate or graduate course in electricity and magnetism will find the stress and strain fields of dislocation lines similar to electric and magnetic fields. A number of different crystal lattices are addressed in this book, including the diamond cubic lattice that is essential to those of us studying semiconducting materials. This book also provides a good introduction to linear elasticity theory.
Theory of Dislocations review
I have been reading it to gain better insight into dislocation theory. I have found it very helpful.
One of the classic texts on "The Concept of a Dislocation"
This classic text is a complete treatise on the concept of dislocations and their interactions with various other defects in crystalline materials. The dislocation concept is built up using basic theory of linear elasticity (Part 1 of the text). Hence, this book is ideal for someone with an elaborate background in Mechanics/Elasticity and looking to extend their backgroud in Crystal Plasticity from a Materials Science perspective. Parts 2-4 of the book will be of particular interest, as they deal with substantial Materials Science issues important at the atomic/meso-scale level. For a Materials Scientist, while Part I might prove to be a challenge, as the references might not be as helpful as one might like (the authors do confess to not being exhaustive in their literature survey), Part 2-4 would be particularly useful in developing a basic intuition in the various dislocation-based phenomena important for understanding the various structure-property relationships that exist in crystalline materials.
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