This Special Issue of the Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (JEMT) contains a number of selected papers in the field of micromechanics in crystal plasticity. All papers in this issue have successfully gone through the regular peer-review process of JEMT.

The main objective of the issue was to provide a forum for the mechanics of materials community to publish new advances in constitutive behavior of crystalline materials by addressing different scale descriptions: in particular, dislocation dynamics, twinning, dislocation pattern-formation, internal stresses, atomistic and mesoscale simulations, transformation related plasticity, strain gradient plasticity, behavior of inclusions in crystals and superplasticity.

While the selected papers do not cover all the above-mentioned topics in the field of crystal plasticity, they provide a good discussion of recent work, making connection between the microstructural state and the overall behavior of the material. The papers illustrate the diverse investigations that address...

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