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Strengthening metal at the nanoscale and eliminating defects

For the first time, researchers have achieved defect healing and marked strengthening through cyclic deformation in nanoscale structures. The novel method is called "cyclic healing." (Learn more: http://mitsha.re/TGuIP)

Video produced and edited by Melanie Gonick/MIT
Additional footage courtesy of the researchers 

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