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Atomic Picture of Plastic Deformation in Metals: Overview Lecture

By Alejandro Strachan

Materials Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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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.

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  • Alejandro Strachan (2010), "Atomic Picture of Plastic Deformation in Metals: Overview Lecture,"

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