Nanoparticles Speed and Stick
Accompanying 2009 APS March Meeting Paper
A nanoparticle of 30,000 silicon atoms traveling at speeds in excess of 2,000 meters per second undergoes a phase change and sticks to a surface (video 2) that it would otherwise bounce off (video 1).
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Video Credit: T. Dumitrica, University of Minnesota