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Deformation of the ultra-strong

In situ electron microscopy observations of the extrusion of single nanocrystals from graphitic cages show that these crystals deform near their theoretical strength limits. The question is how this happens.

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Figure 1: Crystal plasticity.

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Suresh, S., Li, J. Deformation of the ultra-strong. Nature 456, 716–717 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/456716a

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