When You Bend The World’s Thinnest Glass, This Happens

"Researchers used an electron microscope to bend, deform, and melt a one-molecule-thick glass.

These are all things that happen just before glass shatters, and for the first time, the researchers have directly imaged such deformations and the resulting “dance” of rearranging atoms in silica glass.”

Learn more from Futurity.

(Image: Daniel Kulinski/Flickr)

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