Contact: Linda Vu
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Caption: A simulation of crack initiation in a metallic glass. The metallic glass on the left is initially more relaxed, due to a longer heat treatment, than the metallic glass on the right. The very different crack tip shapes and deformation patterns under the same external conditions result in a significantly reduced breaking resistance for the more relaxed glass.
Credit: Courtesy of Christopher Rycroft, Berkeley Lab
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