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Title: Energetic composites and method of providing chemical energy

Abstract

A method is described for providing chemical energy and energetic compositions of matter consisting of thin layers of substances which will exothermically react with one another. The layers of reactive substances are separated by thin layers of a buffer material which prevents the reactions from taking place until the desired time. The reactions are triggered by an external agent, such as mechanical stress or an electric spark. The compositions are known as metastable interstitial composites (MICs). This class of compositions includes materials which have not previously been capable of use as energetic materials. The speed and products of the reactions can be varied to suit the application. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
OSTI Identifier:
441852
Patent Number(s):
5,606,146
Application Number:
PAN: 8-084,099
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 25 Feb 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; INTERFACES; MATRIX MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Danen, W C, and Martin, J A. Energetic composites and method of providing chemical energy. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Danen, W C, & Martin, J A. Energetic composites and method of providing chemical energy. United States.
Danen, W C, and Martin, J A. Tue . "Energetic composites and method of providing chemical energy". United States.
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abstractNote = {A method is described for providing chemical energy and energetic compositions of matter consisting of thin layers of substances which will exothermically react with one another. The layers of reactive substances are separated by thin layers of a buffer material which prevents the reactions from taking place until the desired time. The reactions are triggered by an external agent, such as mechanical stress or an electric spark. The compositions are known as metastable interstitial composites (MICs). This class of compositions includes materials which have not previously been capable of use as energetic materials. The speed and products of the reactions can be varied to suit the application. 3 figs.},
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