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Purdue University

Piece of Solid Metal

Caption: This frame from a high-speed camera sequence reveals surprising behavior in a solid piece of metal sliding over another. The research is providing new insights into the mechanisms of wear and generation of machined surfaces that could help improve the durability of metal parts. A publication-quality image is available at https://news.uns.purdue.edu/images/2012/chandrasekar-metals.jpg

Credit: N. Sundaram and Y. Guo

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