Novel approach to the preparation of organic energetic film for microelectromechanical systems and microactuator applications

Jun Wang, Wenchao Zhang, Lianwei Wang, Ruiqi Shen, Xing Xu, Jiahai Ye, Yimin Chao

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An activated RDX–Fe2O3 xerogel in a Si-microchannel plate (MCP) has been successfully prepared by a novel propylene epoxide-mediated sol–gel method. A decrease of nearly 40 °C in decomposition temperature has been observed compared with the original cyclotrimethylene trinitramine (RDX). The RDX–Fe2O3 xerogel can release gas and solid matter simultaneously, and the ratio of gas to solid can be tailored easily by changing the initial proportions of RDX and FeCl3·6H2O, which significantly enhances the explosive and propulsion effects and is of great benefit to the applications. The approach, which is simple, safe, and fully compatible with MEMS technology, opens a new route to the introduction of organic energetic materials to a silicon substrate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10992-10996
Number of pages5
JournalACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Issue number14
Early online date6 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2014


  • nanoscale RDX
  • silicon microchannel plate
  • microactuator
  • MEMS
  • energetic materials

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