On the quest for the strongest materials

@article{Llorca2018OnTQ,
  title={On the quest for the strongest materials},
  author={J. Llorca},
  journal={Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={360},
  pages={264 - 265}
}
  • J. Llorca
  • Published 2018
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • Science
Diamond nanoneedles have strength approaching the theoretical maximum The strength of a material is a measure of its ability to withstand a load without breaking. Scientists in search of the strongest materials have recently turned their attention to nanomaterials, which have few of the defects that typically reduce a material's strength. On page 300 of this issue, Banerjee et al. (1) show that when nanoscale single-crystal diamond needles are elastically deformed, they fail at a maximum local… Expand
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