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Desensitization and recovery of metastable intermolecular composites

United States Patent

September 7, 2010
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A method to substantially desensitize a metastable intermolecular composite material to electrostatic discharge and friction comprising mixing the composite material with an organic diluent and removing enough organic diluent from the mixture to form a mixture with a substantially putty-like consistency, as well as a concomitant method of recovering the metastable intermolecular composite material.
Busse; James R. (South Fork, CO), Dye; Robert C. (Los Alamos, NM), Foley; Timothy J. (Los Alamos, NM), Higa; Kelvin T. (Ridgecrest, CA), Jorgensen; Betty S. (Jemez Springs, NM), Sanders; Victor E. (White Rock, NM), Son; Steven F. (Los Alamos, NM)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC), N/A (
11/ 845,259
August 27, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to the terms and conditions of Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Los Alamos National Laboratory.