STRAIN 2 (IMAGE) Rice University Caption Graphene oxide layers deform evenly under gentle strain, according to experiments and computer models by Rice University researchers. They discovered that the mechanical properties of the material change, depending on the rate of strain. Credit Ajayan Research Group/Rice University Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.