Creep of Crystals: High-Temperature Deformation Processes in Metals, Ceramics and Minerals
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This textbook describes the physics of the plastic deformation of solids at high temperatures. The Author of this Book is Jean-Paul Poirier It is directed at geologists or geophysicists interested in the high-temperature behaviour of crystals who wish to become acquainted with the methods of materials science in so far as they are useful to earth scientists. Array ISBN . It explains the most important models and recent experimental results without losing the reader in the primary literature of materials science. Creep of Crystals: High-Temperature Deformation Processes in Metals, Ceramics and Minerals available in English. In turn the book deals with the essential solid-state physics; thermodynamics and hydrostatics of creep; creep models and their applications in the geological sciences; diffusion creep; superplastic deformation and deformation enhanced by phase transformations. Five concluding chapters give experimental results for metals, ceramics and minerals. There are extensive bibliographies to aid further study.