Theory of electron–phonon–dislon interacting system—toward a quantized theory of dislocations

  title={Theory of electron–phonon–dislon interacting system—toward a quantized theory of dislocations},
  author={Mingda Li and Yoichiro Tsurimaki and Qingping Meng and Nina Andrejevic and Yimei Zhu and Gerald Dennis Mahan and Gang Chen},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
We provide a comprehensive theoretical framework to study how crystal dislocations influence the functional properties of materials, based on the idea of quantized dislocation, namely a "dislon". In contrast to previous work on dislons which focused on exotic phenomenology, here we focus on the theoretical structure and computational power. We first provide a pedagogical introduction of the necessity and benefits taking the dislon approach, that why the dislon Hamiltonian takes its current form… 

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