Rational Engineering of Reactive Nanolaminates for Tunable Ignition and Power
Technical Report,01 Nov 2013,30 Apr 2018
North Carolina State University Raleigh United States
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Major Goals The team of Maria, Brenner, and Irving propose a collaborative experimental-computational investigation of reactive nanocomposite structures identified as attractive new energetic materials with the potential for tunable power via engineered ignition. The material combinations belong to a family of metalmetal oxide nanolaminates that are thermodynamically predisposed to the rapid release of chemical energy via ion exchange. The energy densities are up to four times larger than values accessible to conventional organics i.e., RDX and there are electrical ignition possibilities that span local to volumetric geometries. Consequently we foresee a new generation of energetic composites that, in conjunction with conventional materials, create a new capability to design and fabricate munitions with tunable lethality.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Physical Chemistry