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Lead-free electric match compositions

United States Patent Application

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An electric match including nanoscale particulates of an energetic material and a binder is provided. The energetic material can be a nanoscale thermite metal/metal oxide mixture, a nanoscale intermetallic material mixture, or a nanoscale fuel and oxidant mixture.
Naud, Darren (Los Alamos, NM), Son, Steven F. (Los Alamos, NM), Hiskey, Michael A. (Los Alamos, NM), Busse, James R. (Los Alamos, NM), Asay, Blaine W. (Los Alamos, NM)
10/ 947,975
September 23, 2004
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS [0001] This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.