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Nanoenergetics for Fuels, Propellants, and Energy Sciences


Aerospace Systems Directorate, RQ/Airbreathing Propulsion

RO# Location
13.30.01.B7396 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542


Name E-mail Phone
Bunker, Christopher Eastwood 937.255.6935


Nanoenergetics is an emerging research area that seeks to exploit the technological advantages of the nanoscale in the development of energetic materials. These advantages include (but are not limited to) extremely high surface areas able to support faster reaction rates, very small sizes able to facilitate better formulations, and quantum effects that sometimes lead to new and unexpected properties. This research program focuses on the synthesis and characterization of highly reactive nanoparticles and nanocatalysts that may find application toward enhancing the energy content fuels and propellants, improving the sensitivity of energetic formulations, or providing alternative energy sources.



Bunker CE, et al: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2(1): 11, 2010

Lewis WK, et al: Journal of Physical Chemistry C 114(14): 6377, 2010


Nanomaterials; Energy; Alternative fuels; Energetics; Nanoparticles; Catalysts;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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