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).  

Abstract:   W12.00011

Video Length:  0:04 and 0:06

Video Credit:  T. Dumitrica, University of Minnesota