Mechanical properties: Overcoming old barriers

G. J. Ackland*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Dislocation motion is crucial to the deformation of materials. The discovery that at least at lower temperatures quantum effects play an important role in this process considerably improves quantitative predictions of mechanical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-838
Number of pages3
JournalNature Materials
Issue number10
Early online date24 Sep 2012
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


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