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Fracture mechanics

At the breaking point

The shape and trajectory of a crack plays a crucial role in material fracture. High-precision experiments now directly capture this phenomenon, unveiling the intricate 3D nature of cracks.

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Fig. 1: Crack tip complexity.

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Bartlett, M.D. At the breaking point. Nat. Phys. 20, 895–896 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-024-02455-7

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