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Title: Nanoscale Ductility
Description: NIST researchers have shown that substances such as silica that are brittle in bulk exhibit ductile behavior at the nanoscale. Computer simulations demonstrate the material extension and necking that occurs during the separation of amorphous silica nanoparticles.

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Subjects (names):
Topics/Categories: Nanotechnology--Materials
Type: Graphic/illustration
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Credit: NIST
AV Number: 08MSEL003
Date Created: March 2008
Date Entered: 3/7/2008

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