Carbon Nanotube ExplosivesSubmitted by Admin on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 19:38
Patent Number: US9573856
Inventors: Currano, Luke M.; Dubey, Madan; Polcawich, Ronald G.
Patent Principal Area: Energetics & Ordnance
Publish/ Grant Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Abstract: A micro-explosive material is provided. The micro-explosive material can include a carbon nanotube and a solid oxidizer attached to the carbon nanotube. The carbon nanotube with the solid oxidizer attached thereto is operable to burn per an exothermic chemical reaction between the carbon nanotube and the solid oxidizer such that a controlled burn and/or an explosive burn is provided. The micro-explosive material can be used as a heat generator, a gas generator, a micro-thruster, a primer for use with a larger explosive material, and the like.