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September 8th, 2006

Explosives at the Nanoscale

Abstract:
Using nanometer scale analysis techniques and quantities too small to explode, researchers have mapped the temperature and length-sale factors that make energetic materials – otherwise known as explosives – behave the way they do.

Using the “world’s smallest controlled heat source” – a tiny atomic-force microscope (AFM) cantilever – scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Texas Tech University have developed a new way to study explosives that have nanometer-scale features.

Source:
Georgia Institute of Technology

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