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Title: Energetic composites and method of providing chemical energy

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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos, NM
  2. Espanola, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
870846
Patent Number(s):
5606146
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C06 - EXPLOSIVES C06B - EXPLOSIVES OR THERMIC COMPOSITIONS
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F24 - HEATING F24V - COLLECTION, PRODUCTION OR USE OF HEAT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
energetic; composites; method; providing; chemical; energy; compositions; matter; consisting; layers; substances; exothermically; react; reactive; separated; buffer; material; prevents; reactions; taking; desired; time; triggered; external; agent; mechanical; stress; electric; spark; metastable; interstitial; mics; materials; previously; capable; speed; products; varied; suit; application; buffer material; chemical energy; metastable interstitial; providing chemical; mechanical stress; energetic materials; matter consisting; reactive substances; energetic compositions; energetic composites; exothermically react; energetic material; active substance; desired time; /149/

Citation Formats

Danen, Wayne C, and Martin, Joe A. Energetic composites and method of providing chemical energy. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Danen, Wayne C, & Martin, Joe A. Energetic composites and method of providing chemical energy. United States.
Danen, Wayne C, and Martin, Joe A. Wed . "Energetic composites and method of providing chemical energy". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870846.
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abstractNote = {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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
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Ultra rapid heating by spontaneous mixing reactions in metal-metal multilayer composites
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