Analysis on thermite reactions of CuO nanowires and nanopowders coated with Al

Do Kyung Kim, Jung Hyeon Bae, Myung Koo Kang, Hyun Jae Kim

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A thermite reaction between the CuO nanowires and the deposited nano-Al was studied. The heat energy obtained from the reaction was compared with that of CuO and Al nanopowders mixture. CuO nanowires were grown and patterned on glass substrate and nano-Al was deposited on top of it to produce nanoenergetic materials. The released heat energy of the reaction was approximately 1186 J/g, which was higher than that of mixed CuO and Al nanopowders. The higher heat formation mechanism could be explained by the intimate contact and reactivity between the CuO nanowires and the nano-Al.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1067-1070
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Applied Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF, R0A-2007-000-10044-0 (2007) ) and by the Korea Research Foundation (KRF, KRF-2007-357-D00136 (2007) ) of the Korean Government (MOST) as well as by LCD Business Samsung Electronics.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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