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Title: Energetic composites

Abstract

A method 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 figures.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5338635
Patent Number(s):
5266132
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-774961
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 8 Oct 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; FABRICATION; PROPELLANTS; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; DETONATIONS; PROCESS CONTROL; CONTROL; EXPLOSIVES; MATERIALS; 450100* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Chemical Explosions & Explosives

Citation Formats

Danen, W C, and Martin, J A. Energetic composites. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Danen, W C, & Martin, J A. Energetic composites. United States.
Danen, W C, and Martin, J A. Tue . "Energetic composites". United States.
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