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Unexpected Enhanced Reactivity of Aluminized Nanothermites by Accelerated Aging

Abstract : We examine the thermal aging of four Al based thermites chosen among the most commonly used in microenergetic systems: Al/CuO, Al/Fe2O3, Al/Fe3O4 and Al/Co3O4. For each nanothermite system, we applied the modified Friedmann isoconversional method from DSC signals to calculate the kinetic parameters of reactions and the function of the reaction progress in air and argon. As result, it is found that all thermites should be thermally stable for one century when stored at temperatures below 200 °C, except for Al/Fe3O4 which readily converts into Al/Fe2O3 before the thermite reaction onset. Then, we designed annealing experiments to a fixed reaction progress : (i) as simulated after 100 years storage at the ambient temperature, (ii) up to 5%. The pressure development and burning rate of aged thermites are compared with
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Tao Wu, Guillaume Lahiner, Christophe Tenailleau, Benjamin Reig, Teresa Hungría, et al.. Unexpected Enhanced Reactivity of Aluminized Nanothermites by Accelerated Aging. Chemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier, 2021, 418, pp.129432. ⟨10.1016/j.cej.2021.129432⟩. ⟨hal-03175736⟩

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