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Title: Extreme Mechanics of Probing the Ultimate Strength of Nanotwinned Diamond

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Journal Name: Physical Review Letters Journal Volume: 117 Journal Issue: 11; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
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Li, Bing, Sun, Hong, and Chen, Changfeng. Extreme Mechanics of Probing the Ultimate Strength of Nanotwinned Diamond. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.116103.
Li, Bing, Sun, Hong, & Chen, Changfeng. Extreme Mechanics of Probing the Ultimate Strength of Nanotwinned Diamond. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.116103.
Li, Bing, Sun, Hong, and Chen, Changfeng. Fri . "Extreme Mechanics of Probing the Ultimate Strength of Nanotwinned Diamond". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.116103.
title = {Extreme Mechanics of Probing the Ultimate Strength of Nanotwinned Diamond},
author = {Li, Bing and Sun, Hong and Chen, Changfeng},
abstractNote = {},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.117.116103},
journal = {Physical Review Letters},
number = 11,
volume = 117,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {9}

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