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Title: Brittle Fracturing.avi

These videos show the different ways in which interlaced nanoscopic grains of nickel break apart depending on whether or not certain impurities are present in the sample. A multidisciplinary team more »of physicists, chemists, materials scientists and computer scientists from Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Southern California (USC), Harvard University, Pennsylvania State University, and California State University at Northridge simulated the introduction of small amounts of sulfur into the boundaries between the nickel grains to investigate a material property known as "embrittlement." Seeing how different configurations of nickel function at these exceptionally small scales helps researchers understand the basic chemistry that will expedite the development of next-generation nuclear reactors. More:« less
Title: Brittle Fracturing.avi
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
OSTI Identifier: 1045785
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY ; science ; argonne ; argonne national laboratory ; laboratory ; research ; technology ; fracturing ; brittle ; chemistry ; physics
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:00:07
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27