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MULTIFUNCTIONAL REACTIVE INKS, METHODS OF USE AND MANUFACTURE THEREOF

United States Patent Application

20150099102
A1
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In one embodiment, a material includes a plurality of particles, a solvent system and one or more stabilizing agents; the particles are configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof. In another embodiment, a method includes dispersing a plurality of particles in solution to form a dispersion and adding a stabilizing agent to the dispersion in an amount sufficient to cause the dispersion to exhibit one or more predetermined rheological properties; again, the particles in the dispersion are configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof. In still another embodiment, a method includes depositing a material on a substrate; the material includes a plurality of particles configured to complete a self-propagating and/or self-sustaining reaction upon initiation thereof, a solvent system and one or more stabilizing agents.
Sullivan, Kyle (Pleasanton, CA), Densmore, John M. (Livermore, CA), Duoss, Eric (Dublin, CA), Gash, Alexander E. (Brentwood, CA), Kuntz, Joshua (Livermore, CA), Vericella, John (Oakland, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore CA)
14/ 049,141
October 8, 2013
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.