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What happens when aerogel material is hit

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Uploaded on Jun 14, 2007

This slow-motion video demonstrates what happens when a piece of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) made with aerogels is hit by a high-momentum projectile (the momentum is eight times higher than that of a .45-caliber bullet). This video is Nicholas Leventis, professor of chemistry at the University of Missouri-Rolla (Missouri University of Science and Technology) and is used to compare the strength of aerogels to conventional armor-grade PMMA. (see related video, "Shattered!"). Video courtesy of Hongbing Lu, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, at Oklahoma State University.

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