|Workshop on NanoEnergetics at Rutgers |
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
|Sponsored by Army Research Office and Rutgers University|
Biomedical Engineering Building
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Reactive materials comprise an important part of the high-performance weaponry, e.g. propulsion, pyrotechnic, and explosives systems, used by the Armed Forces. Recent research has established the feasibility of preparing reactive nanomaterials that offer additional performance benefits, thereby significantly expanding the range of systems and components utilizing them over conventional materials. Engineered reactive nanomaterials, currently prepared in laboratory experiments, have indicated reduced ignition temperatures and delays and dramatically accelerated combustion rates. Nevertheless, the broad range of research efforts in the area need better coordination, specifically in focusing fundamental research on the goals closely related to practical application. To that end, a workshop on reactive nanomaterials will be held at Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ on Thursday, February 28, 2008, to review the current efforts in the area and to identify strategic goals and to establish achievable milestones for research and development in the 5-10 year time frame. Brief presentations from selected US government and academic researchers will be followed by discussion.
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