Line defects

Line defects

Line defects


“How do we classify one-dimensional defects in crystals?”
Crystals are well-known for their ever repeating structure. However, because of the intricacies of nature, these patterns are bound to have flaws. One such flaw is when the repeating pattern fails to be in a straight line, curving and bending. So how do materials scientists and engineers classify these materials? Well, after many years of hard work and research, these phenomena have been termed line defects. Owing to the fact that these defects are one-dimensional in a three-dimensional world, there are numerous forms of different line defects out there

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