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Electrical initiation of an energetic nanolaminate film

United States Patent

7,687,746
March 30, 2010
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A heating apparatus comprising an energetic nanolaminate film that produces heat when initiated, a power source that provides an electric current, and a control that initiates the energetic nanolaminate film by directing the electric current to the energetic nanolaminate film and joule heating the energetic nanolaminate film to an initiation temperature. Also a method of heating comprising providing an energetic nanolaminate film that produces heat when initiated, and initiating the energetic nanolaminate film by directing an electric current to the energetic nanolaminate film and joule heating the energetic nanolaminate film to an initiation temperature.
Tringe; Joseph W. (Walnut Creek, CA), Gash; Alexander E. (Brentwood, CA), Barbee, Jr.; Troy W. (Palo Alto, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
11/ 484,543
20070196666
July 10, 2006
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.