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dc.contributor.advisorZachariah, Micheal Ren_US
dc.contributor.authorWei, Boranen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-17T05:38:08Z
dc.date.available2015-07-17T05:38:08Z
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2V640
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/16817
dc.description.abstractEnergetic materials are materials which can release large amounts of energy in a short time interval. When the size of energetic materials is reduced from micro into nanoscale, the reactivity of energetic materials increases dramatically due to increase in intimate contact and faster mass and heat transfer. Finding an efficient way to synthesize energetic nanocomposites has become an import research topic. Here I demonstrate the use of electrospray methods to generate mesostructured microparticles containing nanomaterials and a gas generator. The system was designed for characterization of the size distribution as well as combustion properties. In this thesis, size distribution of the Al/NC mesoparticles is tuned from 0.7-2.0 µm, and the ignition delay is shown significantly decrease (15 ms to 3 ms) compared to nano-size Al. The burn time is also decreased significantly (4036 µs to 366 µs) by using electrospray assembly. This demonstrated that assembly of nanocomponents can significantly impact combustion performance.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleAssembly and Combustion Properties of Energetic Mesoparticlesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentChemical Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledChemical engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledNanoscienceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEnergyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCombustionen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEnergetic materialen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMesoparticleen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMorphologyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSizeen_US


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