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Caption: Sandia researchers Alex Tappan (left) and Rob Knepper watch the detonation of a critical thickness experiment. The experiment typically uses less explosive material than the size of one-tenth of an aspirin tablet to determine small-scale detonation properties. The bench-top experiment is so small, researchers can stand next to the firing chamber with eye and ear protection.
Credit: Sandia National Laboratories/Randy Montoya
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