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Enhancement of Thermal Properties of Al/MoO3 Thermite by Electrostatic Spraying
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  • Shutao Li,
  • Yeqing Chen,
  • Jiaxing Song
Institute of Defense Engineering, AMS, PLA

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Shutao Li
Institute of Defense Engineering, AMS, PLA
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Yeqing Chen
Institute of Defense Engineering, AMS, PLA
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Jiaxing Song
Xi’an Rare Metal Materials Research Institute Co., Ltd.
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To improve the thermal properties of thermite safely and stably, electrostatic spraying was used to prepare the Al/MoO3 thermite. The Al/MoO3 thermites were detected and characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD), and thermal decomposition experiments were carried out by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). The heat release of the Al/MoO3 thermite prepared by the electrostatic spray (1044 J·g-1) is significantly higher than that of the thermite prepared by the ultrasonic (692 J·g-1), which is due to more uniform dispersion between Al and MoO3. The initial reaction temperature and activation energy (Ea) of the former keep it steady. Electrostatic spray ensures the safety and stability of the Al/MoO3 thermite. This study provides a new idea for safely and stably improving the thermal properties of thermite by enhancing surface homogenization, which is of great significance for practical applications.
26 Sep 2022Submitted to Engineering Reports
25 Oct 2022Submission Checks Completed
25 Oct 2022Assigned to Editor
25 Oct 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
26 Oct 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
31 Dec 20221st Revision Received
11 Jan 2023Submission Checks Completed
11 Jan 2023Assigned to Editor
11 Jan 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
12 Jan 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
07 Feb 2023Editorial Decision: Accept