Springer Theses

Stochastic Dynamics of Crystal Defects

Authors: Swinburne, Thomas

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Imperial College London, UK
  • Provides detailed derivation of an exact equation of motion for defects and dislocations, with no recourse to elasticity theory
  • Presents the introduction and application of new techniques in multiscale analysis applied to many-body stochastic dynamics in periodic systems
  • Outlines novel methods for extracting the interaction of dislocations and defects with thermal vibrations in molecular dynamics simulation
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This thesis is concerned with establishing a rigorous, modern theory of the stochastic and dissipative forces on crystal defects, which remain poorly understood despite their importance in any temperature dependent micro-structural process such as the ductile to brittle transition or irradiation damage.

The author first uses novel molecular dynamics simulations to parameterise an efficient, stochastic and discrete dislocation model that allows access to experimental time and length scales. Simulated trajectories are in excellent agreement with experiment. The author also applies modern methods of multiscale analysis to extract novel bounds on the transport properties of these many body systems.

Despite their successes in coarse graining, existing theories are found unable to explain stochastic defect dynamics. To resolve this, the author defines crystal defects through projection operators, without any recourse to elasticity. By rigorous dimensional reduction, explicit analytical forms are derived for the stochastic forces acting on crystal defects, allowing new quantitative insight into the role of thermal fluctuations in crystal plasticity.

About the authors

First Degree in Physics at Mansfield College, Oxford University.
Masters and PhD in Theory and Simulation of Materials at Imperial College, London under Prof Adrian Sutton FRS and Prof Sergei Dudarev. Currently fusion research fellow at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Hardcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stochastic Dynamics of Crystal Defects
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20019-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20019-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20018-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37385-0
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 100
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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