Michael Zachariah
Chemical Engineering and Chemistry
University of Maryland, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology

Probing Fast High Temperature Transformation in Nanoparticles for Energetic Materials Applications

Location: EB1 Room 1011

Friday, April 25th 2014 - 11:00 am

The high temperature reactivity of metal/metal oxides are important in a wide variety of industrial applications including solar-thermal hydrogen generation, CO2 sequestering, chemical-looping combustion, and energetic materials, among others. In this seminar I will discuss the reactivity of nanometals and metal oxides, towards developing a conceptual picture of rate limiting and phenomenological processes, in particular for application to energetic materials. This discussion will naturally lead to what makes nanoscale materials attractive for these applications, as well as some of their limitations.

North Carolina State University