Edge and Screw Dislocations in an Amorphous Solid

P. Chaudhari, A. Levi, P. Steinhardt

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We have studied, using computer simulation techniques, the properties of edge and screw dislocations in an amorphous Lennard-Jones solid. We find the edge dislocation to be unstable and the screw to be stable. The elastic properties of the screw dislocation in the amorphous solid are like those in a crystal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1517-1520
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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