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Integrating Al with NiO nano honeycomb to realize an energetic material on silicon substrate

Zhang, Kaili and Rossi, Carole and Alphonse, Pierre and Tenailleau, Christophe and Cayez, Simon and Chane-Ching, Jean-Yves Integrating Al with NiO nano honeycomb to realize an energetic material on silicon substrate. (2009) Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing, vol. 94 (n° 4). pp. 957-962. ISSN 0947-8396

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00339-008-4875-6

Abstract

Nano energetic materials offer improved performance in energy release, ignition, and mechanical properties compared to their bulk or micro counterparts. In this study, the authors propose an approach to synthesize an Al/NiO based nano energetic material which is fully compatible with a microsystem. A two-dimensional NiO nano honeycomb is first realized by thermal oxidation of a Ni thin film deposited onto a silicon substrate by thermal evaporation. Then the NiO nano honeycomb is integrated with an Al that is deposited by thermal evaporation to realize an Al/NiO based nano energetic material. This approach has several advantages over previous investigations, such as lower ignition temperature, enhanced interfacial contact area, reduced impurities and Al oxidation, tailored dimensions, and easier integration into a microsystem to realize functional devices. The synthesized Al/NiO based nano energetic material is characterized by scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, differential thermal analysis, and differential scanning calorimetry.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Springer Verlag editor. The original version is available at http://www.springerlink.com The original PDF of the article can be found at Applied Physics A: Materials Science & Processing website : http://www.springerlink.com/content/100501/?p=af14584fd6c84e71aa73f0d14ddbc5db&pi=0
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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

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