Breaking Atomic Bonds through Vibrational Mode Localization
We apply the lattice instability analysis to homogeneously strained single crystal with a flat or defected surface to demonstrate that, in the process of emission of dislocation by an unstable surface, prior to the breaking of atomic bonds, a vibrational mode localizes, foretelling the location and the manner of the impending microscopic catastrophic event.
David J. Fisher
S. V. Dmitriev et al., "Breaking Atomic Bonds through Vibrational Mode Localization", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 233-234, pp. 49-60, 2004