As the title says. It is common sense that sharp things cut, but how do they work at the atomical level?
When I stretch a rubber band, it breaks. When I hold the broken ends together, why doesn't it join again?
The question is simple. When we join the two broken surfaces, what is it that keeps the surfaces from connecting with each other, while earlier they were attached to each other? Also, would the two ...
I've been working on amorphous structures derived from a crystalline one (using MD) containing $N$ atoms. I want to prove that these structures are different and to quantify their "differentness". One ...