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It turns out that the shorter a crack in brittle materials - the more resistant they are to it, which can help in the design and use of applications that are based on brittle materials
This research, recently carried out by Prof. Jay Feinberg and Neri Berman from the Rekh Institute of Physics, was published in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters. The study revealed, for the first time, the behavior in the immediate vicinity of the crack tip.
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