Al-based nano-sized composite energetic materials (nano-CEMs): Preparation, characterization and performance

Wei-Qiang Pang, Xue-Zhong Fan, Ke Wang, Yimin Chao, Hui-Xiang Xu, Zhao Qin, Feng-Qi Zhao

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As one of the new types of functional materials, nano-sized composite energetic materials (nano-CEMs) possess many advantages and broad application prospects in the research field of explosives and propellants. The recent progress in the preparation and performance characterization of Al-based nano-CEMs has been reviewed. The preparation methods and properties of Al-based nano-CEMs are emphatically analyzed. Special emphasis is focused on the improved performances of Al-based nano-CEMs, which are different from those of conventional micro-sized composite energetic materials (micro-CEMs), such as thermal decomposition and hazardous properties. The existing problems and challenges for the future work on Al-based nano-CEMs are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1039
Issue number6
Early online date29 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020


  • Al-based
  • Composite energetic materials
  • Hazardous properties
  • Morphology performance
  • Nano-sized particles
  • Thermal decomposition

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