Wednesday, November 11, 2015: 5:15 PM
254A (Salt Palace Convention Center)
The high energy density of nanoenergetic materials makes for an intriguing material for small-scale on-chip applications. Such applications utilize gas, heat, and/or light production for purposes such as micro-propulsion, delay timers, fuzing, and more. A number of different energetic materials have been implemented “on-chip” including intermetallic foils, porous silicon, or nanothermites, however there is much to be done in this field and several other techniques that may be of interest. The present study investigates a number of different techniques for implementing various energetic materials on-chip with microscale resolution. Materials include aluminum based nanothermites, and porous silicon with unique or novelly placed oxidizers. Materials were placed on-chip via drop-casting, printing, deposition, nanowicking or variations in deposition or photolithography techniques, and characterization was performed via, high-speed imaging, SEM, and DSC.