Double shear theory applied to the crystallization of amorphous solids

R. Shneck, A. Brokman, P. M. Dariel

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Crystals formed upon crystallization of amorphous solids are often plate-shaped and contain a high density of twins. The objective of the work was to further understand the microstructure of such crystals. It is suggested that by means of double twinning, a macroscopically invariant plane is obtained parallel to the habit plane of the plate-like crystal. The presence of an invariant plane results in a saving of elastic energy when the crystal has a low aspect ratio. This situation bears close resemblance to that dealt with by the crystallographic theory of the martensitic transformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-504
Number of pages6
JournalIsrael Journal of Technology
Issue number3 -4,Pt B
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1988
EventFourth Israel Materials Engineering Conference IMEC IV - Beer Sheva, Isr
Duration: 7 Dec 19888 Dec 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (all)


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