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Title: Projectile containing metastable intermolecular composites and spot fire method of use

Abstract

A method for altering the course of a conflagration involving firing a projectile comprising a powder mixture of oxidant powder and nanosized reductant powder at velocity sufficient for a violent reaction between the oxidant powder and the nanosized reductant powder upon impact of the projectile, and causing impact of the projectile at a location chosen to draw a main fire to a spot fire at such location and thereby change the course of the conflagration, whereby the air near the chosen location is heated to a temperature sufficient to cause a spot fire at such location. The invention also includes a projectile useful for such method and said mixture preferably comprises a metastable intermolecular composite.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1176465
Patent Number(s):
8230937
Application Number:
12/561,311
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A62 - LIFE-SAVING A62C - FIRE-FIGHTING
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F42 - AMMUNITION F42B - EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING, FIREWORKS, AMMUNITION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2009 Sep 17
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Asay, Blaine W., Son, Steven F., Sanders, V. Eric, Foley, Timothy, Novak, Alan M., and Busse, James R. Projectile containing metastable intermolecular composites and spot fire method of use. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Asay, Blaine W., Son, Steven F., Sanders, V. Eric, Foley, Timothy, Novak, Alan M., & Busse, James R. Projectile containing metastable intermolecular composites and spot fire method of use. United States.
Asay, Blaine W., Son, Steven F., Sanders, V. Eric, Foley, Timothy, Novak, Alan M., and Busse, James R. Tue . "Projectile containing metastable intermolecular composites and spot fire method of use". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1176465.
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abstractNote = {A method for altering the course of a conflagration involving firing a projectile comprising a powder mixture of oxidant powder and nanosized reductant powder at velocity sufficient for a violent reaction between the oxidant powder and the nanosized reductant powder upon impact of the projectile, and causing impact of the projectile at a location chosen to draw a main fire to a spot fire at such location and thereby change the course of the conflagration, whereby the air near the chosen location is heated to a temperature sufficient to cause a spot fire at such location. The invention also includes a projectile useful for such method and said mixture preferably comprises a metastable intermolecular composite.},
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