From Damage Percolation to Crack Nucleation Through Finite Size Criticality

TitleFrom Damage Percolation to Crack Nucleation Through Finite Size Criticality
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsShekhawat, Ashivni, Zapperi Stefano, and Sethna James P.
JournalPhys. Rev. Lett.
Volume110
Pagination185505
Date PublishedApr
URLhttp://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.185505
DOI10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.185505

http://arxiv.org/abs/1210.0989; pdf

Editor's choice for a viewpoint, The Breaking of Brittle Materials by Elisabeth Bouchaud.

See also Shattered glass: New theory explains how things break in the Cornell Chronicle (Anne Ju).