Ultrafast dynamics of nanotechnology energetic materials

Hyunung Yu, Selezion A. Hambir, Dana D. Dlott

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Our work involves understanding the chemical reaction dynamics of nanotechnology energetic materials on the time and length scales of individual molecules or nanoparticles. These types of measurements provide insights into fundamental mechanisms and make a close connection to modem atomistic simulation methods. We are especially interested in the relationships between performance and nanostructure. We have developed a number of diagnostic instruments in our laboratory that can be used to probe chemical reaction dynamics, reaction propagation over short length scales, and explosive performance. Some recent results on energetic materials containing Al nanoparticles and either nitrocellulose (NC) or Teflon oxidizers are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMultifunctional Energetic Materials
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2006
Event2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 28 2005Dec 1 2005

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2005 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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