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The Story at the Bottom of the South China Sea

We have drilled 2,600 feet below the sea floor and in another 500 feet, will reach the crystalline igneous basalt of the ocean crust. Though finding the age of the basalt is our main aim, the thick sediments that overly the crust also have a story to tell.

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Columbia researchers recently published work using quantum mechanics and a supercomputer to reveal how the world’s strongest, thinnest materials break. The study was inspired by previous work on graphene and found that several other monolayer materials have a very similar failure mechanism despite having extremely different electronic properties.

Their results contradict previous explanations of why graphene breaks based on a well-known concept in physics called a “Peierls instability”.

Image: Top and side orthographic projections of the distorted structures for (a) graphene, (b) BN, (c) graphane, and (d) MoS2 at equibiaxial strains of 0.212, 0.240, 0.328, and 0.270, respectively. The C, B, N, H, Mo, and S atoms are represented as brown, green, silver, white, purple, and yellow spheres, respectively. Dashed lines indicate the undistorted strained lattice.

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