Document Type

Article

Date

2-1-2008

Embargo Period

10-20-2011

Keywords

condensed matter, soft condensed matter, statistical mechanics

Language

English

Disciplines

Physics

Description/Abstract

It is shown that the dynamics of a two-dimensional crystal with a finite concentration of dislocations, as well as vacancy and interstitial defects, is governed by the hydrodynamic equations of a viscoelastic medium. At the longest length scales the viscoelasticity is described by the simplest Maxwell model, whose shear and compressional relaxation times are obtained in terms of microscopic quantities, including the density of free dislocations. At short length scales, bond orientational order effects become important and lead to wavevector dependent corrections to the relaxation times.

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This manuscript is from arXiv.org, to gain additional information visit http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0205024

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