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Physics of Elasticity and Crystal Defects

Adrian P. Sutton

June 2020

ISBN: 9780198860785

288 pages
Hardback
246x171mm

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Oxford Series on Materials Modelling

Price: £45.00

Although linear elasticity of defects in solids is well established, this textbook introduces the subject in a novel way by comparing key concepts at the atomic scale and at the usual continuum scale, and it explores the relationships between these treatments. There are exercises to work through, with solutions for instructors from the OUP website.

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Although linear elasticity of defects in solids is well established, this textbook introduces the subject in a novel way by comparing key concepts at the atomic scale and at the usual continuum scale, and it explores the relationships between these treatments. There are exercises to work through, with solutions for instructors from the OUP website.

  • First textbook to present and compare both atomic and continuum level treatments of defects
  • Novel presentation of theory of elasticity that is useful for even the seasoned engineer
  • Clear explanation of the physics and full presentation of mathematical derivations
  • Describes areas for further research and provides concrete ideas for possible PhD projects
  • Includes exercises and set problems throughout

About the Author(s)

Adrian P. Sutton, Emeritus Professor, Department of Physics, Imperial College London

Educated in materials science at the Universities of Oxford and Pennsylvania, Adrian P. Sutton has worked for more than 40 years on theory and simulation of defects in crystalline materials. He has published more than 230 papers on electronic, atomistic and continuum level modelling of defects. In 2005 he was appointed to a Chair in the Department of Physics at Imperial College London. In 2009 he established and led the renowned Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) on Theory and Simulation of Materials at Imperial College. This book is based in part on a course he gave in the CDT for 10 years. He was elected to the Royal Society in 2003.

Table of Contents

    1:Strain
    2:Stress
    3:Hooke's Law and Elastic Constants
    4:The Green's Function in Linear Elasticity
    5:Point Defects
    6:Dislocations
    7:Hybrid Models of Dislocations
    8:The Force on a Defect
    9:Cracks
    10:Open Questions

Reviews

"Sutton is a giant in the field... I am certain this book will be a classic." - Craig Carter, MIT

"Superb... and written in an excellent, engaging style Sutton is an internationally respected expert in structural materials science and condensed matter physics, one of very few people to have such status in these two domains simultaneously." - T D Swinburne, CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université

"Sutton emphasizes the physical meaning behind the mathematical models he clearly introduces. The style is simple, didactic, and effective. The coverage of some of the Open Questions in Chapter 10 (e.g. electroplasticity) is entirely unique to this book." - Beñat Gurrutxaga-Lerma, University of Cambridge

"Although there are other relevant texts in this field, this book includes connections to atomic treatments of defects. These are timely additions, and provide new physical insights. Although the book contains much mathematics, it is essentially readable, and stimulating." - Sir Peter Hirsch, University of Oxford

"This is an outstanding book. Students will appreciate the clarity of the arguments, including careful derivations of some important formulas for elasticity." - Robert Rudd, Series Editor, Oxford Series on Materials Modelling

"The book is highly accessible, and provides the level of insight into the subject that you would rarely find in academic literature It is particularly significant that the author has made a clear connection between Physics and Elasticity and Defects in this book. There is an established element of tradition here, where L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz included Theory of Elasticity in their famous Course in Theoretical Physics. This new book by Adrian Sutton matches the Landau-Lifshitz book extremely well, providing new, modern insights into the phenomena, and matching the needs of contemporary generations of students and researchers." - Sergei Dudarev, UK Atomic Energy Authority

"It is quite obvious that the majority of the content is material that the author has worked through from scratch, much of it original, and this is especially reflected in the problems, which are detailed and novel." - Tony Paxton, King's College London