Objects

High-speed photography, Pentalite stick explosion - 1952

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: color slide
Maker: Edgerton, Harold Eugene
Place made: United States
Materials: 35mm film; glass; plastic; metal
Measurements: 2" x 2"

High-speed photographs of a square stick of Pentalite exploding, using a camera with a magneto-optic shutter; at right (end view): stick radiates shock waves from its flat surfaces (see H. E. Edgerton's STOPPING TIME, p. 142). (CC)


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