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Mechanical properties: Overcoming old barriers

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)837-838
Number of pages3
JournalNature Materials
Volume11
Issue number10
Early online date24 Sep 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

Abstract

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.

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