Week in Review: 3/29/15 – 4/4/15

April 2, 2015

Ultrasonic hammer sets off tiny explosions
Giving new meaning to the term “sonic boom,” University of Illinois chemists have used sound to trigger microscopic explosions. Using an “ultrasonic hammer,” the researchers triggered tiny but intensely hot explosions in volatile materials, giving insight into how explosives work and how to control them. Led by chemistry professors Ken Suslick and Dana Dlott, the researchers published their findings in the journal Nature Communications. http://news.illinois.edu/news/15/0402ultrasonic_hammer_KenSuslick.html