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Advanced Energetic Materials: Improving Reaction Safety and Particle Size Distributions

In 1969, the USA Congressional Joint Committee on Atomic Energy held a hearing at the head of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and was being questioned on why build a new $250 million particle collider.  What did a particle collider have to do with the security of the country?  Physicist Robert Wilson replied “It has nothing to do directly with defending our country except to make it worth defending.” 1

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