The lecture describes the objectives of the learning module and provides the necessary background for the activities. We briefly discuss the following topics:
- mechanical response of macroscopic polycrystalline metals during tensile tests
- molecular dynamics simulations of materials
- mechanical response of nanoscale, defect-free samples
This lecture is part of the learning module Atomic Picture of Plastic Deformation in Metals.
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Alejandro Strachan (2010), "Atomic Picture of Plastic Deformation in Metals: Overview Lecture," http://nanohub.org/resources/8038.