Crack pattern in ceramics subject to thermal shock

What It’s Cracked Up To Be!

Our recent article (Brodnik et al., 2021) on fracture diodes has been featured in Physics, the online magazine from the American Physical Society.


  1. Brodnik, N. R., Brach, S., Long, C. M., Ravichandran, G., Bourdin, B., Faber, K. T., & Bhattacharya, K. (2021). Fracture Diodes: Directional Asymmetry of Fracture Toughness. Phys. Rev. Lett., 126, 025503. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.025503 Download