Доступ предоставлен для: Guest
Портал Begell Электронная Бибилиотека e-Книги Журналы Справочники и Сборники статей Коллекции
International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion
ESCI SJR: 0.149 SNIP: 0.16 CiteScore™: 0.29

ISSN Печать: 2150-766X
ISSN Онлайн: 2150-7678

International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion

DOI: 10.1615/IntJEnergeticMaterialsChemProp.v4.i1-6.600
pages 636-645

'ACTIVATED' ALUMINUM AS A STORED ENERGY SOURCE FOR PROPELLANTS

Gennady V. Ivanov
Institute of Petroleum Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk, Russia
Frederick Tepper
Argonide Corp, 1-4 Industrial Park, Sanford, Florida, 32771, USA

Краткое описание

The process of electro-explosion of metal wires, which has been known for more than 200 years, has been adapted to the preparation of activated aluminum, called Alex. The process produces metallic particles of approximately 50−100 nanometers in size. X-ray diffraction studies both in Russia and the U.S.A. confirm the crystallites are aluminum, although one study shows a minor amount of an unknown phase, that is presumed to be oxide. The surface phase appears to be semiconductive in nature. The most unusual characteristic of this aluminum is the stored energy that is released upon reaching a threshold temperature. While this heat generation has been confirmed by other researchers, no one, including the authors has a proven theory for the source of this energy. Nevertheless, this material is suggested for use as a fuel in pyrotechnics, explosives and propellants.


Articles with similar content:

HNF/HTPB BASED COMPOSITE PROPELLANTS
International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, Vol.5, 2002, issue 1-6
A. E. D. M. van der Heijden, W. H. M. Veltmans, H. L. J. Keizers
ACTIVATED METAL POWDERS AS POTENTIAL ENERGETIC MATERIALS
International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, Vol.8, 2009, issue 4
Alon Gany, Valery Rosenband
"CLEAN" PROPELLANTS FOR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, Vol.4, 1997, issue 1-6
A. P. M. Leenders, P. A. O. G. Korting, G. M. H. J. L. Gadiot, D. W. Hoffmans
BORON NANOPARTICLE-RICH FUELS FOR GAS GENERATORS AND PROPELLANTS
International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, Vol.9, 2010, issue 5
Robert Stowe, Oliver Mader, Sophie Ringuette, Charles Dubois, Ricardo Jose Pontes Lima
FUTURE CHEMICAL PROPELLANTS FOR SPACE, DEFENSE, AND COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS
International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, Vol.6, 2007, issue 2
Christian Perut