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Study Reveals the Dance of Atoms in Glass (5 of 7)

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Caption: A video from a transmission electron microscope shows a single ring rearrangement, one of the basic building blocks of plastic deformation in a glass. This video relates to a paper that appeared in the 11 Oct., 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Pinshane Huang at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and colleagues was titled, "Imaging Atomic Rearrangements in Two-Dimensional Silica Glass: Watching Silica's Dance."

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