Next Generation Energetic Materials: New Cluster Hydrides and Metastable Alloys of Aluminum in Very Low Oxidation States
Technical Report,01 Jul 2012,30 Jun 2015
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK COLLEGE PARK United States
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We have prepared and fully characterized numerous new Al cluster complexes in low oxidation states by way of wet chemical synthesis, X-ray diffraction experiments, mass spectrometry -- photoelectron spectroscopy experiments, DFT calculations, reactivity studies and other spectroscopic methods. These findings reveal new types of structures and reactivity. To date,13 papers have been published resulting from full or partial support of this DTRA grant. One additional paper is in under review.