Landolt-Börnstein - Group III Condensed Matter

1.1.3 Symbols and units

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This introductory chapter includes general remarks, definitions, and symbols and units related to atomic defects. Atomic or point defects are the simplest defects in a solid. Nevertheless a great number of physical and mechanical properties is sensitive to their presence. Extended one dimensional (e.g. dislocations), two dimensional (e.g. grain boundaries) and three dimensional (e.g. cavities) defects which are crucial to material behaviour. Knowledge of production mechanisms and properties of point defects is essential for assessing and understanding the atomistic as well as the macroscopic behaviour of materials.

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1.1.3 Symbols and units
Book Title
Atomic Defects in Metals
In
1.1 Introduction
Book DOI
10.1007/b37800
Chapter DOI
10.1007/10011948_1
Part of
Landolt-Börnstein - Group III Condensed Matter
Volume
25
Editors
  • H. Ullmaier
  • Authors
  • P. Jung
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