• Experimental study of fluctuations in materials

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      Mechanical behaviour is decided by the structure and kinetics of defects in materials. External forces play an important role in determining the growth, decay and motion of defects. In addition there is an inherent fluctuation in the various microscopic characteristics of the system as the latter acts as a ‘heat bath’. A disturbance that is set up in the system is affected by these fluctuations. The response of the system to external forces can be related to the behaviour of the system due to intrinsic fluctuations in the absence of impressed forces. This is the basis of relation between study of fluctuations in the system and various relaxation phenomena observed. It is proposed to discuss certain features of this subject in relation to various material properties.

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      K R Rao1

      1. Nuclear Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Bombay - 400 085, India
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