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Close-up on cracks

How do things break? The fracture of materials is part of our everyday experience, and yet the process is not well understood. A study of crack propagation at microscopic scales shows the devil in the details.

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Fineberg, J. Close-up on cracks. Nature 426, 131–132 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/426131a

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