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  • Ultrasonic hammer sets off tiny explosions

    Ken Suslick led a team of Illinois chemists who developed an ultrasonic hammer to help explore how impact generates hotspots that trigger explosive materials.

    Ken Suslick led a team of Illinois chemists who developed an ultrasonic hammer to help explore how impact generates hotspots that trigger explosive materials.

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  • To reach Ken Suslick, call 217-333-2794; email: ksuslick@illinois.edu. The paper, “Ultrasonic hammer produces hot spots in solids,” is available online.