Energetic Materials

Metal-oxide nanotubes developed for use in gas sensing applications (Photo courtesy of the National Institute of Standards and Technology)

Materials Research on the Nanoscale

UDRI’s Energetic Materials scientists perform research in synthetic and analytical chemistry, materials science, and electrical engineering/electronics, with specialties in synthesis and in-situ functionalization of hybrid inorganic-organic nanoparticles, highly-reactive nanoenergetic materials, fuel additives, micro- and nanoelectronics, microelectronic fabrication, photovoltaics, and opto-chemical sensors/detectors.

We excel in several areas: synthesis of nanomaterials and characterization, including graphene oxide, high density carbon nanomaterials, metal nanoparticles and metal decorated carbon nanomaterials, helium droplet chemistry, bench-level to advanced fuel diagnostics as well as the development of novel energetic materials and combinations of materials with higher energy density, the modeling of response, initiation, and reaction in such materials, and the development of advanced techniques for formulating, processing, characterizing, and testing energetic materials.

We are capable of characterizing a variety of nanomaterials using Fourier Transform-Infrared (FTIR), Ultraviolet-Visible (UV/Vis) Absorption, X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), Raman Spectroscopy, Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDAX), and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM).

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