Apperson, Shantanu Bhattacharya, Yuanfang Gao, Subramanian Senthil,
Shameem Hasan, Maruf Hossain, Rajesh Shende, Paul Redner, Deepak
Kapoor, Steven Nicolich, Keshab Gangopadhyay, Shubhra Gangopadhyay
Burn rates of various nano-energetic composites were measured by two
techniques; on-chip method and conventional optical method. A
comparison is presented to confirm the validity of on-chip method.
On-chip initiators were prepared using platinum heater films and
nanoenergetic composites. Thin film Pt heaters were fabricated with
different dimensions and ignition delay was studied using a
nano-energetic composite of CuO nano-rods and Al-nano-particles. The
ignition delay as a function of electrical power is presented for the
same energetic composite. Heater with smaller surface area is found to
be more efficient, which may be due to the lower heat losses.
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Paper #: 0896-H03-02