Nano-design yields light material that deflects shock wave

08/6/2013 | ASME.org

A thin, nano-level-designed coating of porous nickel or copper can deflect as much as 30% of the destructive shock wave of an explosion, thus reducing the need for heavy shielding, researchers at the City College of New York have found. The effect produced by the deflective material is like that seen when stress is suddenly exerted on a bone, making it temporarily stronger, according to this article.

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