Accession Number : ADA613462


Title :   Hypergolic Ionic Liquids to Mill, Suspend and Ignite Boron Nanoparticles


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA PROPULSION DIR/SPACE AND MISSILE PROPULSION DIV/PROPELLANTS BRANCH


Personal Author(s) : McCrary, Parker D ; Beasley, Preston A ; Cojocaru, O A ; Schneider, Stefan ; Hawkins, Tommy W ; Perez, Jesus P ; McMahon, Brandon W ; Pfeil, Mark ; Boatz, Jerry A ; Anderson, Scott L


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a613462.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : Boron nanoparticles prepared by milling in the presence of a hypergolic energetic ionic liquid (EIL) are suspendable in the EIL, and the EIL retains hypergolicity, leading to the ignition of the boron. This approach allows for incorporation of a variety of nanoscale additives to improve EIL properties, such as energetic density and heat of combustion, while providing stability and safe handling of the nanomaterials.


Descriptors :   *BORON , COMBUSTION , HYPERGOLIC FUELS , NANOPARTICLES


Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE