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Molecular Biomechanics

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Stress-induced rupture of a circular graphene sheet


The movies show the rupture of a graphene sheet upon indentation by an atomic force microscope tip.

Shown in both cases are a color-coded representation of stress due to indentation. Green represents low levels of background stress due to thermal fluctuations of the graphene atoms; orange represents high stress, delimiting the area in which the bond breaking will very probably take place.

Rupture seen from the side. MPG, 11.3 MB, 768×576 pixel

Rupture seen from the bottom MPG, 13.1 MB, 768×576 pixel


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