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Shock Waves can Deform a Material Up to its Atomic Level

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Scientists from Materials Structure Science, Tokyo Institute of Technology have captured the deformation effect of shock waves on the material when they used x-rays diffraction. The effect shows how shock waves deform material at the atomic level. Creativity and manipulation in the structure of a material to know about their properties was the foundation of the research. The interaction between the materials takes place with the exchange of forces. So now it would be easy to predict any material’s ability to withstand force and how it would impact the central body of the structure.

The deformation force caused by the rays on the material was actually a shock wave that had displaced the atoms of the material. If the external force is not too great, then the internal force occurred due to atoms can block the external force to retain the natural state of the material or structure. In the case the external force is beyond the limit, force may result in permanent damage and deformation on the material or structure, and then structural failure analysis experts would be needed to make a report on the material being deformed.

The x-ray diffraction came to the rescue at the unit cells of the material. The unit cell is the smallest repeating three-dimensional atomic structure that reflects the symmetry of the crystal. By studying the displacement developed due to crystal deformation, the material was observed. When x-rays were directed towards the atom, it gets absorbed and they re-emit again in the form of shock way by the atom present in the crystal.

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Cosmic Pretzel Discovered 700 Light-Years Away from Earth

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An image of two new born stars in the 11 system being described as a cosmic pretzel made up of a network of filaments of gas and dust has been captured by Astronomers. 11 system is part of the Barnard 59 nebula being around 700 light-years away from the earth.

The study’s lead author Felipe Alves in a statement has said that they can see 2 compact sources who’s size are similar to the asteroid belt in the solar system. They have interpreted it as circumstellar disks around two young stars. The separation between them is of 28 times the distance between the Sun and the Earth.

Alves added that they are expecting 2 level accretion process to drive the dynamics of the binary system during its mass accretion phase and they need to study more young binary systems in detail to understand how multiple stars form better.

The 2 circumstellar disks are surrounded by a larger disk that has a total mass equal to that of 80 Jupiter. The study’s co-author and managing director at MPE Paola Caselli has stressed that this is a really important result as they have finally imaged the complex structure of young binary stars with their feeding filaments connecting them to the disk in which they were born.

This has provided them with important constraints for current models of star formation. The baby stars gain mass in two stages from the much larger disk, first is when the mass is transferred in twirling loops making the pretzel image and second is when the stars gain mass from the circumstellar disks.

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