Development of nanothermite composites with variable electrostatic discharge ignition thresholds

Timothy Foley, Adam Pacheco, Jonathan Malchi, Richard Yetter, Kelvin Higa

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Abstract

A brief description of an apparatus for testing the electrostatic discharge ignition threshold for sensitive materials is presented. This apparatus was used to demonstrate how fluorocarbons could alter the propensity of a nanothermite to ignite. In addition to these findings, the effect of the fluorocarbon on the pressure output of the material is reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-434
Number of pages4
JournalPropellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering

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