Dynamics of shear-transformation zones in amorphous plasticity: Formulation in terms of an effective disorder temperature.

  • Jill Langer
  • Published 2004 in
    Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…


This investigation extends earlier studies of a shear-transformation-zone (STZ) theory of plastic deformation in amorphous solids. The main purpose is to explore the possibility that the configurational degrees of freedom of such systems fall out of thermodynamic equilibrium with the heat bath during persistent mechanical deformation and that the resulting… (More)



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