Images and Movies
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