Amorphization can be an additional mechanism to assist plastic deformation in crystalline materials, providing a strategy to improve the load-bearing ability of brittle materials.
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Zhao, S., Wu, X. Amorphization-mediated plasticity. Nat. Mater. 22, 1057–1058 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-023-01638-6