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Nanoenergetic Materials for MEMS: A Review

Rossi, Carole and Zhang, Kaili and Estève, Daniel and Alphonse, Pierre and Tailhades, Philippe and Vahlas, Constantin Nanoenergetic Materials for MEMS: A Review. (2007) IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 16 (n° 4). pp. 919-931. ISSN 1057-7157

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JMEMS.2007.893519

Abstract

New energetic materials (EMs) are the key to great advances in microscale energy-demanding systems as actuation part, igniter, propulsion unit, and power. Nanoscale EMs (nEMs)particularly offer the promise of much higher energy densities, faster rate of energy release, greater stability, and more security sensitivity to unwanted initiation). nEMs could therefore give response to microenergetics challenges. This paper provides a comprehensive review of current research activities in nEMs for microenergetics application. While thermodynamic calculations of flame temperature and reaction enthalpies are tools to choose desirable EMs, they are not sufficient for the choice of good material for microscale application where thermal losses are very penalizing. A strategy to select nEM is therefore proposed based on an analysis of the material diffusivity and heat of reaction. Finally, after a description of the different nEMs synthesis approaches, some guidelines for future investigations are provided.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) editor. The definitive version is available at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org The original PDF of the article can be found at Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems website : http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=84
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution: Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT
Université de Toulouse > Université Paul Sabatier-Toulouse III - UPS
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS
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Deposited By: Celine Cabaup
Deposited On:11 May 2009 08:46

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