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Dislocation nucleation

Diffusive origins

A growing body of evidence suggests that nucleation of a first dislocation in a pristine crystal is associated with a diffusion-controlled process. Understanding this is critical for strain-engineered devices at ultrahigh stresses.

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Figure 1: Schematic representation of dislocation development.


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Li, J. Diffusive origins. Nature Mater 14, 656–657 (2015).

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