Edge Dislocation: Definition & Motion


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When an extra atom is inserted into a plane in the crystal structure of a material, this causes a(n) _____.

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1. Why does forming change the ability of a metal to deform?

2. How were the presence of edge dislocations in metals confirmed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to assess your knowledge of edge dislocations in metals. Some of the topics you'll be tested on include what happens when an extra atom is inserted into a material's crystal structure and the reason that forming changes a metal's ability to deform.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll also be responsible for these areas of interest:

  • The first time edge dislocations were confirmed
  • Comparison between two metals based on their edge dislocations
  • Why metals with these dislocations can be deformed more easily

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on edge dislocations, including the reason why forming changes the ability of a metal to deform
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first discovery of edge dislocations
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the ease by which a metal can deform

Additional Learning

You can review more information about the way metal can be deformed in the lesson named Edge Dislocation: Definition & Motion. The following topics will be addressed:

  • Crystal structure of a metal
  • Large forces applied to metals to cause them to deform
  • Chemical structure of a deformed metal