A video from a transmission electron microscope shows the atoms in a glass as it shears apart. The colors indicate four regions that behave differently. 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."
[Video courtesy of Pinshane Huang, Jonathan Alden, David Muller, Simon Kurasch, Ute Kaiser]