Fig. 4: | Nature Communications

Fig. 4

From: Bending and breaking of stripes in a charge ordered manganite

Fig. 4

Shear deformation coincident with a nascent periodic lattice displacement (PLD) grain. a A complete Δ = Δ 1 + Δ 2 map of a ~5 nm region of incipient Δ 2 order, and a coinciding shearing of the Δ 1 modulation. b A Δ 1 map of the same region highlights the bending wavefronts, and reveals attenuation of the PLD amplitude and some rotation of the displacement vectors in the defective region. ce The shear strain ε s , |Δ 1|, and |Δ 2|, respectively, in the same region. The maximal shearing aligns with attenuation of Δ 1 and emergence of Δ 2. The scale bar corresponds to 2 nm