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Organized energetic composites based on micro and nanostructures and methods thereof

United States Patent

8,257,520
September 4, 2012
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An ordered energetic composite structure according to one embodiment includes an ordered array of metal fuel portions; and an oxidizer in gaps located between the metal fuel portions. An ordered energetic composite structure according to another embodiment includes at least one metal fuel portion having an ordered array of nanopores; and an oxidizer in the nanopores. A method for forming an ordered energetic composite structure according to one embodiment includes forming an ordered array of metal fuel portions; and depositing an oxidizer in gaps located between the metal fuel portions. A method for forming an ordered energetic composite structure according to another embodiment includes forming an ordered array of nanopores in at least one metal fuel portion; and depositing an oxidizer in the nanopores.
Gash; Alexander E. (Brentwood, CA), Han; Thomas Yong-Jin (Livermore, CA), Sirbuly; Donald J. (Mountain House, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
12/ 392,025
February 24, 2009
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.