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Light metal explosives and propellants

United States Patent

April 5, 2005
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Disclosed herein are light metal explosives, pyrotechnics and propellants (LME&Ps) comprising a light metal component such as Li, B, Be or their hydrides or intermetallic compounds and alloys containing them and an oxidizer component containing a classic explosive, such as CL-20, or a non-explosive oxidizer, such as lithium perchlorate, or combinations thereof. LME&P formulations may have light metal particles and oxidizer particles ranging in size from 0.01 .mu.m to 1000 .mu.m.
Wood; Lowell L. (Simi Valley, CA), Ishikawa; Muriel Y. (Livermore, CA), Nuckolls; John H. (Danville, CA), Pagoria; Phillip F. (Livermore, CA), Viecelli; James A. (Orinda, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 293,659
November 12, 2002
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.