Special Feature

Sensing a Nuclear Kick on a Speck of Dust

Physics 17, 108
Scientists have detected the decay of radioactive nuclei by tracking the recoil of dust-sized spheres on which the nuclei were embedded.

See also Viewpoint: Nuclear Decay Detected in the Recoil of a Levitating Bead.

—Laura Canil is a scientific illustrator based in Berlin.

—Michael Schirber is a Corresponding Editor for Physics Magazine based in Lyon, France.


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