New Developments in the Brittle to Ductile Transitions of Fracture in Intrinsically Brittle Crystals and Polycrystals

  • Ali S. Argon
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 114)


We will briefly review some recent developments in the study of the brittle to ductile transitions in fracture in some intrinsically brittle crystalline solids both on the experimental and theoretical level or with computer modeling.

Key Words

brittleness ductility fracture transitions silicon Fe-3% Si Alloy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ali S. Argon
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  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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