Date of Award

Spring 1964

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Hirthe, Walter M.

Second Advisor

Greener, E. H.

Third Advisor

Richardson, Bobbie L.


Of the major goals of Solid State Research, one is to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles involved in the mechanical behavior of solids. Much work has been done on the macroscopic properties (tensile strength, ductility, impact strength etc.) of metals and alloys. While these macroscopic properties do provided design data, they furnish little information of what is occurring on a microscopic scale. To observe microscopic entities (dislocations, lattice defects, slip planes, Burgers vectors etc.) special experiments utilizing single crystals must be constructed. To object of this thesis research is to determine the activation energy for slip and to gain an insight into the dislocation multiplication mechanism in the Rutile modification of Titanium Dioxide.



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