Nitride formation during combustion of ultrafine aluminum powders in air. I. effect of additives

A. A. Gromov, E. M. Popenko, A. V. Sergienko, A. P. Il'In, V. I. Vereshchagin

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This paper summarizes the results from studies of the effect of 17 additives on the process and products of ultrafine aluminum combustion in air. It is shown that the additives influence the temperature and duration of the combustion process and the structure of the end products, including the yield of aluminum nitride. The major factor determining the yield of aluminum nitride is the maximum temperature reached in combustion of mixtures of ultrafine aluminum powder with definite additives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-314
Number of pages12
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2005



  • Additive
  • Aluminum
  • Aluminum nitride
  • Combustion
  • Nanopowders
  • Temperature
  • Yield of products

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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