Significantly enhanced energy output from 3D ordered macroporous structured FeO/Al Nanothermite Film

Wenchao Zhang, Baoqing Yin, Ruiqi Shen, Jiahai Ye, Jason A. Thomas, Yimin Chao

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A three-dimensionally ordered macroporous FeO/Al nanothermite membrane has been prepared with a polystyrene spheres template. The nanothermite, with an enhanced interfacial contact between fuel and oxidizer, outputs 2.83 kJ g of energy. This is significantly more than has been reported before. This approach, fully compatible with MEMS technology, provides an efficient way to produce micrometer thick three-dimensionally ordered nanostructured thermite films with overall spatial uniformity. These exciting achievements will greatly facilitate potential for the future development of applications of nanothermites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-242
Number of pages4
JournalACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 2013

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