Fracture in one dimension

R. W. Welland*, M. Shin, D. Allen, John B Ketterson

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The position- and time-dependent statistical probability for fracture of a one-dimensional string of Lennard-Jones atoms has been evaluated as a function of the temperature, tension, and length. A surprising exponential dependence of the fracture-site probability with distance from a string end is observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-506
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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