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Partial dislocations

Partial Dislocation Tutorial for FCC Metals

It is well known thatdislocations in FCC metals are composed of partial dislocations separated bystacking faults.  When consideringthe reactions of dislocations with each other, such as in DD simulations, it is necessary to determine therelative positions of the partials in order to correctly describe theconfigurations that are created in the reactions.  Here we describe a geometric method for correctly determiningthe relative positions of the partials. The results we obtain can also be found by applying an axiom, or rule,given in the book by Hirth and Lothe. At the end of this tutorial we

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