Electrostatic self-assembly of a nanoscale thermite system into ordered microspheres

J. Y. Malchi, R. A. Yetter, T. J. Foley

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Abstract

Electrostatic self-assembly was utilized to create a nanoscale thermite system from the bottom-up. Ligands with a positive or negative ω-functionalization were attached to the surface of each nanoparticle to create a charged self-assembled monolayer (SAM). The positively charged nanoaluminum and negatively charged nanocupric-oxide were each suspended in a separate solution and upon mixing the two constituents, they self-assembled into microspheres with diameters on the order of 1 μm. These self-assembled nanothermite microspheres (SANTMs) are the first known energetic thermite systems created from the bottom-up.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute 2007 "Chemical and Physical Processes in Combustion"
PublisherCombustion Institute
Pages241-245
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781604239454
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007
EventFall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute 2007: Chemical and Physical Processes in Combustion - Charlottesville, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2007Oct 24 2007

Publication series

NameFall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute 2007 "Chemical and Physical Processes in Combustion"

Other

OtherFall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute 2007: Chemical and Physical Processes in Combustion
CountryUnited States
CityCharlottesville
Period10/21/0710/24/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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