Investigators: V. Osipov, E. Kochetov

Main topics:

Mathematical theory of linear defects:

Gauge theory of dislocations and disclinations in elastic continuum

Physical properties of materials with dislocations and disclinations:

localised states; contributions to the thermal conductivity, specific heat, internal friction, resistivity

Topological effects due to dislocations and disclinations:

the role of the Aharonov-Bohm-like phase