When the effect of the strain on solids is discussed, normally the explanation is the following: increasing stress, first point defects created, then dislocations, then plastic deformation starts, etc. I am trying to find papers (books) where first step is discussed in details.
Surprisingly, it is not that simple: there are lot of papers (including very recent) where using MD methods the energies of defect creation is calculated. However, very few discuss what happens when significant (comparable with one where destruction starts) strain is applied.
Could someone help me to find a good reference?