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Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystalline Materials

1st Edition

Edited by James C. M. Li

Jenny Stanford Publishing

344 pages | 39 Color Illus. | 116 B/W Illus.

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This book concentrates on both understanding and development of nanocrystalline materials. The original relation that connects grain size and strength, known as the Hall-Petch relation, is studied in the nanometer grain size region. The breakdown of such a relation is a challenge. Why and how to overcome it? Is the dislocation mechanism still operating when the grain size is very small, approaching the amorphous limit? How do we go from the microstructure information to the continuum description of the mechanical properties?


"Ever since the development of novel processes to produce nanocrystalline materials, researchers have been active in enhancing mechanical properties by tailoring the material microstructure and composition. This is a seminal book edited by Professor James C. M. Li, the most authoritative scientist on the subject. It would be of great value to students, teachers and researchers working in the field of materials science and engineering."

—Dr. B. B. Rath, Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Table of Contents



Mechanisms Governing the Plastic Deformaton of Nanocrystalline Materials, Including Grain-Size Sotening Hans Conrad and Jay Narayan

Enhanced Mechanical Propertes of Nanostructured Metals Produced by SPD Techniques Ruslan Z. Valiev and Terence G. Langdon

Strength and Strain-Rate Sensitvity of Nanopolycrystals Ronald W. Armstrong

A Composite Model of Nanocrystalline Materials George J. Weng

The Effect of Microstructural Features on the Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystalline Metals Zbigniew Pakiela, Malgorzata Lewandowska, and Krzysztof J. Kurzydlowski

Mechanical Behavior and Deforma□□on Mechanism of FCC Metals With Nanoscale Twins L. Lu and K. Lu

Grain Boundaries in Nanocrystalline Materials James C. M. Li

Dynamic Mechanical Behavior of Ultrafine and Nanocrystalline Refractory Metals Qiuming Wei and Laszlo J. Kecskes

Fracture Behavior of Nanocrystalline Ceramics Ilya A. Ovid’ko and Alexander G. Sheinerman

On Challenging Problems in Bridging the Scales From the Atomisic to the Contnuum Mohammed Cherkaoui

Subject Index

Name Index

About the Editor

James C. M. Li is professor of mechanical engineering and of materials science at Rochester University. James has published numerous papers and won many distinguished awards, including the Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General