The Influence of Grain Boundaries on Creep of KBr

  • Parviz Yavari
  • Terence G. Langdon
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 14)


Most creep experiments on alkali halides have used single crystal specimens, and only relatively little information is available on the creep characteristics of polycrystalline materials (primarily LiF and NaCl). In addition, there is the possibility of marked differences in impurity content between the single and polycrystalline samples, which make it difficult to compare the limited data at present available. Accordingly, this paper describes a series of experiments conducted on KBr with the objective of overcoming these difficulties.


Stress Exponent Polycrystalline Material Alkali Halide Single Crystal Specimen Core Diffusion 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Parviz Yavari
    • 1
  • Terence G. Langdon
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Materials Science and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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