Influences of Interface and Dislocation Behavior on Microstructure Evolution: Volume 652

This 2001 book features a broad range of topics that are central to predicting and controlling the development of microstructure, including grain boundary motion; dislocation patterning and plasticity; interfacial anisotropy and chemistry; phase, defect, and interface interaction; and solidification. These subjects have long provided the fundamental, scientific questions of materials research, and yet have often been treated separately. An important goal of the volume is to provide a forum for interaction among workers in these sometimes disparate fields. As is evidenced by the papers presented, advances in experiment, computation and theory are now providing important connections not only between the multiple-length and time scales associated with these phenomena, but also between the phenomena themselves.