Centered at the intersection of nanoscale materials development and multiphase combustion, the nanoscale energetics lab is multidisciplinary. The lab’s aim is to develop new, nanoscale energetic materials that enable new utility and/or higher performance of propellants, explosives, pyrotechnics, and energy storage materials.  We aim to do this by exploiting the unique properties of nanoscale materials as well as the high amount of chemical potential energy that can be released in reaction of heterogeneous energetics.

Above: Optical camera flash ignition of aluminum/poly(carbon monofluoride) inclusion modified particles acquired at 10,000 frame/sec.

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Travis Sippel