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Functionalized graphene sheet colloids for enhanced fuel/propellant combustion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19925013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We have compared the combustion of the monopropellant nitromethane with that of nitromethane containing colloidal particles of functionalized graphene sheets or metal hydroxides. The linear steady-state burning rates of the monopropellant and colloidal suspensions were determined at room temperature, under a range of pressures (3.35-14.4 MPa) using argon as a pressurizing fluid. The ignition temperatures were lowered and burning rates increased for the colloidal suspensions compared to those of the liquid monopropellant alone, with the graphene sheet suspension having significantly greater burning rates (i.e., greater than 175%). The relative change in burning rate from neat nitromethane increased with increasing concentrations of fuel additives and decreased with increasing pressure until at high pressures no enhancement was found.
Justin L Sabourin; Daniel M Dabbs; Richard A Yetter; Frederick L Dryer; Ilhan A Aksay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  ACS nano     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1936-086X     ISO Abbreviation:  ACS Nano     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-22     Completed Date:  2010-03-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101313589     Medline TA:  ACS Nano     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3945-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Crystallization / methods*
Energy Transfer
Graphite / chemistry*
Hot Temperature
Macromolecular Substances / chemistry
Materials Testing
Membranes, Artificial*
Molecular Conformation
Nanostructures / chemistry*,  ultrastructure*
Nanotechnology / methods*
Particle Size
Surface Properties
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Macromolecular Substances; 0/Membranes, Artificial; 7782-42-5/Graphite

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