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Ultrashort-pulse laser generated nanoparticles of energetic materials

United States Patent

August 3, 2010
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A process for generating nanoscale particles of energetic materials, such as explosive materials, using ultrashort-pulse laser irradiation. The use of ultrashort laser pulses in embodiments of this invention enables one to generate particles by laser ablation that retain the chemical identity of the starting material while avoiding ignition, deflagration, and detonation of the explosive material.
Welle; Eric J. (Niceville, NM), Tappan; Alexander S. (Albuquerque, NM), Palmer; Jeremy A. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 761,658
June 12, 2007
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.