Particle Tracks in Aerogel
January 24, 2006
In an experiment using a special air gun, particles are shot into aerogel at high velocities. Closeup of particles that have been captured in aerogel are shown here. The particles leave a carrot-shaped trail in the aerogel.
Topics: Environment, Technology Internet, Foams, Aerogel, Insulators, Peter Tsou, Sample return mission, Gels, Mechanical engineering, Chemistry, Space exploration, Science