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## Burgers vector
## Additional recommended knowledgeThe vector's magnitude and direction is best understood when the dislocation-bearing crystal structure is first visualized The direction of the vector depends on the plane of dislocation, which is usually on the closest-packed plane of unit cell. The magnitude is usually represented by equation: where In edge dislocations, the Burgers vector and dislocation line are at right angles to one another. In screw dislocations, they are parallel. The Burgers Vector is significant in determining the strength of a material: it affects solute hardening, precipitation hardening and work hardening, all of which affect yield strength.
## References**^**Callister, William D. Jr. "Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering." John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Danvers, MA. (2005)
Categories: Crystallography | Materials science |

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