Stressed out crystals: Molecular crystals have recently started to shake their inflexible reputation. Now, copper(II) acetylacetonate needles have been shown to be very flexible, and their mechanical deformation has been assessed through materials constants using methods customarily reserved for non-molecular materials.

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-6
Number of pages3
JournalNature Chemistry
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 19 2017

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