Aluminum Powders for Energetics: Properties and Oxidation Behavior

A. A. Gromov, A. Yu Nalivaiko, V. P. Tarasov, S. V. Zmanovsky, A. N. Arnautov, A. V. Sergienko, K. B. Larionov

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Aluminum powders of different particle sizes (from nano- [as=0.01-0.5μm] to micron-sized (as=1-500μm) and particle shapes (spherical and flakes) are widely used in energetics: from rocket propulsion to self-propagated high-temperature synthesis and water-splitting hydrogen-generating compositions. In this chapter the features of aluminum powder properties will be discussed along with their reaction kinetics and oxidation behavior in different oxidation media: from weak oxidizers (water and air) to strong oxidizers such as rocket propellants.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanomaterials in Rocket Propulsion Systems
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9780128139097
ISBN (Print)9780128139080
Publication statusPublished - 26 Oct 2018


  • Aluminum powders
  • Energetic application
  • Oxidation
  • Propellant
  • Reactivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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