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The influence of pore size and oxidizing agent on the energetic properties of porous silicon
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Paper Abstract

The explosive abilities of porous silicon (pSi) provide an alternative to existing carbon based explosives, in addition to the possibilities of explosions on a nanoscale. Here, an investigation into these explosive properties is conducted, by introducing an oxidiser onto freshly etched pSi with varying pore sizes. Explosions are triggered via the application of an electric spark. Light output and spectral data are collected to characterize the exxplosion. The energy output is observed via Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), and surface images collected using SEM and AFM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7267, Smart Materials V, 72670P (30 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.810453
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew Plummer, Flinders Univ. (Australia)
Helen Cao, Flinders Univ. (Australia)
Richard Dawson, Flinders Univ. (Australia)
Rachel Lowe, Flinders Univ. (Australia)
Joe Shapter, Flinders Univ. (Australia)
Nicolas H. Voelcker, Flinders Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7267:
Smart Materials V
Nicolas H. Voelcker; Helmut W. Thissen, Editor(s)

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