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Nearsightedness of Crystalline Materials and Intergranular Embrittlement

  title={Nearsightedness of Crystalline Materials and Intergranular Embrittlement},
  author={Malavikha Rajivmoorthy and Timothy R. Wilson and Mark E. Eberhart},
  journal={arXiv: Materials Science},
Our quest to design materials often envisions as a first step the conceptual decomposition of a material into meaningful atomic scale neighborhoods. The performance of the monolithic material is then seen to arise from the combined properties of these much simpler regions. It is the nearsightedness of electronic matter (NEM) principle that provides the rigorous justification for this "divide and conquer" approach. NEM asserts that a material property may be significantly affected by a… 

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