Rare events and disorder control the brittle yielding of amorphous solids

11 Feb 2021 Misaki Ozawa Ludovic Berthier Giulio Biroli Gilles Tarjus

We use atomistic computer simulations to provide a microscopic description of the brittle failure of amorphous materials and assess the role of rare events and quenched disorder. We argue that brittle yielding originates at rare soft regions, similarly to Griffiths effects in disordered systems... (read more)

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  • SOFT CONDENSED MATTER
  • DISORDERED SYSTEMS AND NEURAL NETWORKS
  • MATERIALS SCIENCE