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Title: Energetic composites and method of providing chemical energy

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:
OSTI Identifier:
441852
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; SCA: 450100; PA: EDB-97:043600; SN: 97001739243
Patent Number(s):
US 5,606,146/A/
Application Number:
PAN: 8-084,099
Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 25 Feb 1997
Research Org:
University of California
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