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Graphitic Coated Al Nanoparticles Manufactured as Superior Energetic Materials

Four images from microscopic slides.

The large heat release predicted in the investigations of Al NPs used in solid-state propulsion and pyrotechnics has been offset by hindered diffusion-limited detonation rates due to excess oxide shell formations and surface area loss from aggregations.

This study, published inĀ Applied Surface Science, unveils the synthesis-structure-property relations in LASiS-based manufacturing of energetic nanocapsules within graphitic shells that are safe to handle and can undergo kinetically controlled spontaneous energy release under desired conditions.