Space Daily - Researchers from the U.S. Army and top universities discovered a new way to get more energy out of energetic materials containing aluminum, common in battlefield systems, by igniting aluminum micron powders coated with graphene oxide.
This new published work signals a beginning at ARL for the development of functionalized
particles as novel energetics under several new leveraged programs led by Drs. Chi-Chin
Wu and Jennifer Gottfried. ARL is leading joint scientific efforts with the University
of Tennessee, Texas Tech University, Army Research, Development and Engineering Center
at Picatinny, N.J., and with the Air Force Research Laboratory establishing a new
research avenue to develop superior novel metal propellant/explosive ingredients to
protect more lives for the Army warfighters.