skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Controlling Strain Bursts and Avalanches at the Nano- to Micrometer Scale

; ;
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:  
Resource Type:
Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review Letters Journal Volume: 117 Journal Issue: 15; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
American Physical Society
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

Cui, Yinan, Po, Giacomo, and Ghoniem, Nasr. Controlling Strain Bursts and Avalanches at the Nano- to Micrometer Scale. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.155502.
Cui, Yinan, Po, Giacomo, & Ghoniem, Nasr. Controlling Strain Bursts and Avalanches at the Nano- to Micrometer Scale. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.155502.
Cui, Yinan, Po, Giacomo, and Ghoniem, Nasr. Fri . "Controlling Strain Bursts and Avalanches at the Nano- to Micrometer Scale". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.155502.
title = {Controlling Strain Bursts and Avalanches at the Nano- to Micrometer Scale},
author = {Cui, Yinan and Po, Giacomo and Ghoniem, Nasr},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.155502},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 15,
volume = 117,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {10}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.155502

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 2 works
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

The origin of strain avalanches in sub-micron plasticity of fcc metals
journal, May 2015

Dislocation arrangement in small crystal volumes determines power-law size dependence of yield strength
journal, June 2013

The role of the weakest-link mechanism in controlling the plasticity of micropillars
journal, January 2009

  • El-Awady, Jaafar A.; Wen, Ming; Ghoniem, Nasr M.
  • Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 57, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2008.10.004

An experimental investigation of intermittent flow and strain burst scaling behavior in LiF crystals during microcompression testing
journal, September 2010

Dislocation transport and intermittency in the plasticity of crystalline solids
journal, January 2009

Quasi-periodic events in crystal plasticity and the self-organized avalanche oscillator
journal, October 2012

  • Papanikolaou, Stefanos; Dimiduk, Dennis M.; Choi, Woosong
  • Nature, Vol. 490, Issue 7421
  • DOI: 10.1038/nature11568

Scale-free behavior of displacement bursts: Lower limit and scaling exponent
journal, October 2012

Emergence of enhanced strengths and Bauschinger effect in conformally passivated copper nanopillars as revealed by dislocation dynamics
journal, April 2013

Slip statistics of dislocation avalanches under different loading modes
journal, April 2015

Unravelling the physics of size-dependent dislocation-mediated plasticity
journal, January 2015

Singularity-free dislocation dynamics with strain gradient elasticity
journal, August 2014

  • Po, Giacomo; Lazar, Markus; Seif, Dariush
  • Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 68
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2014.03.005

Nanoscale gold pillars strengthened through dislocation starvation
journal, June 2006

Effects of pre-straining and coating on plastic deformation of aluminum micropillars
journal, October 2012

A methodology to investigate size scale effects in crystalline plasticity using uniaxial compression testing
journal, July 2005

Universal Quake Statistics: From Compressed Nanocrystals to Earthquakes
journal, November 2015

  • Uhl, Jonathan T.; Pathak, Shivesh; Schorlemmer, Danijel
  • Scientific Reports, Vol. 5, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1038/srep16493

Self-Organized Branching Processes: Mean-Field Theory for Avalanches
journal, November 1995

  • Zapperi, Stefano; Lauritsen, Kent Bækgaard; Stanley, H. Eugene
  • Physical Review Letters, Vol. 75, Issue 22
  • DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.75.4071

Fundamental Differences in Mechanical Behavior between Two Types of Crystals at the Nanoscale
journal, April 2008

Dislocation Avalanches, Strain Bursts, and the Problem of Plastic Forming at the Micrometer Scale
journal, October 2007

Evidence for universal intermittent crystal plasticity from acoustic emission and high-resolution extensometry experiments
journal, December 2007

Plasticity goes supercriticial
journal, June 2005

Scale-Free Intermittent Flow in Crystal Plasticity
journal, May 2006

Overview of experiments on microcrystal plasticity in FCC-derivative materials: selected challenges for modelling and simulation of plasticity
journal, February 2007

  • Dimiduk, D. M.; Uchic, M. D.; Rao, S. I.
  • Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 15, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1088/0965-0393/15/2/009

A simple analytic theory for the statistics of avalanches in sheared granular materials
journal, March 2011

  • Dahmen, Karin A.; Ben-Zion, Yehuda; Uhl, Jonathan T.
  • Nature Physics, Vol. 7, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1038/nphys1957

Slip avalanches in crystal plasticity: scaling of the avalanche cut-off
journal, April 2007

Scale invariance in plastic flow of crystalline solids
journal, January 2006

Intermittent dislocation flow in viscoplastic deformation
journal, April 2001

  • Miguel, M. -Carmen; Vespignani, Alessandro; Zapperi, Stefano
  • Nature, Vol. 410, Issue 6829
  • DOI: 10.1038/35070524

Statistics of Dislocation Slip Avalanches in Nanosized Single Crystals Show Tuned Critical Behavior Predicted by a Simple Mean Field Model
journal, August 2012

Parametric dislocation dynamics: A thermodynamics-based approach to investigations of mesoscopic plastic deformation
journal, January 2000

Stochastic nature of plasticity of aluminum micro-pillars
journal, May 2008

Source-controlled yield and hardening of Cu(100) studied by in situ transmission electron microscopy
journal, February 2011

Theoretical and numerical investigations of single arm dislocation source controlled plastic flow in FCC micropillars
journal, April 2014