Researchers are firing microscale ammo in an effort to identify materials that can offer better protection to soldiers, aircrafts, and satellites.
“The polymer has actually arrested the bullet and sealed it,” says team leader and Rice University material scientist Ned Thomas, holding a hockey puck-sized piece of clear plastic with three bullets firmly embedded.
“There’s no macroscopic damage; the material hasn’t failed; it hasn’t cracked. You can still see through it. This would be a great ballistic windshield material.”
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