Navigation Links
Unique porous copper structure enables new generation of military micro-detonators
Date:12/18/2007

e.

We are now able to link structural characteristics to performance, Nadler noted. We can produce a technically advanced material that can be tailored to the thermodynamics and kinetics that are needed using modeling techniques.

Beyond the fabrication techniques, Nadler developed characterization and modeling techniques to help understand and control the fabrication process for the unique copper structures, which may also have commercial applications.

The copper precursor developed in GTRI is a significant improvement over the copper foam material that Indian Head had previously been evaluating. Produced with a sintered powder process, the foam was fragile and non-uniform, meaning Navy scientists couldnt precisely predict reliability or how much explosive would be created in each micro-detonator.

GTRI has been able to provide us with material that has well-controlled and well-known characteristics, said Michael Beggans, a scientist in the Energetics Technology Department of the Indian Head Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center. Having this material allows us to determine the amount of explosive that can be formed in the MEMS fuze. The size of that charge also determines the size and operation of the other components.

The research will lead to a detonator with enhanced capabilities. The long-term goal of the MEMS Fuze program is to produce a low-cost, highly-reliable detonator with built-in safe and arm capabilities in an extremely small package that would allow the smallest weapons in the Navy to be as safe and reliable as the largest, Beggans explained.

Reducing the size of the fuze is part of a long-term strategy toward smarter weapons intended to reduce the risk of collateral damage. That will be possible, in part, because hundreds of fuzes, each about a centimeter square, can be fabricated simultaneously using techniques developed by the microelectronics industry.

Today, everythin
'/>"/>

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology Research News  
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. A unique arrangement for egg cell division
2. Scientists spy enzyme that makes us unique
3. A unique experiment with chlorine -- and a new way of teaching
4. Unique pattern of gene expression can indicate acetaminophen overdose
5. Starters orders for unique Ph.D.s in sport
6. Structure of 450 million year old protein reveals evolutions steps
7. Scientists retrace evolution with first atomic structure of an ancient protein
8. A step toward tissue-engineered heart structures for children
9. Scientists learn structure of enzyme in unusual virus
10. Using nanotubes to detect and repair cracks in aircraft wings, other structures
11. Unveiling the structure of microcrystals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Unique porous copper structure enables new generation of military micro-detonators
(Date:8/24/2015)...  Based on its recent analysis of the biometric products ... Biometrics Company of the Year Award. DERMALOG is the leading ... Africa . It has particularly gained prominence ... one of the largest biometric mass applications in the world, ... Bank of Nigeria with its biometric ...
(Date:8/18/2015)... N.J. , Aug. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... a key contributor to the Submission Content ... by IRISS, a non-profit forum. Dedicated to the ... provides a neutral platform for industry, vendors, ... share information and work towards a standard ...
(Date:8/12/2015)... , Aug. 12, 2015  New research unveiled ... attack Android phones to steal users, fingerprints. Information ... availability of fingerprint scanners on mobile devices, making ... To secure biometrics on mobile devices, HYPR Corp. ... these convenient authentication systems with strong cryptographic security. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 2Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 3Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 4Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 5Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 6Navitas, a Key Contributor in IRISS Forum Webinar 2Navitas, a Key Contributor in IRISS Forum Webinar 3HYPR Corp. Addresses Android Vulnerability That Exposes Ecosystem-wide Biometric Security Challenges 2HYPR Corp. Addresses Android Vulnerability That Exposes Ecosystem-wide Biometric Security Challenges 3
... Vaccine Institute (IVI) have discovered that an antigen common ... matrix protein 2 (M2), when administered under the tongue ... influenza viruses, including the highly pathogenic avian H5 virus ... Importantly, this experimental sublingual vaccine was found to induce ...
... team of physicians and scientists at Barrow Neurological Institute, ... a first-of-its-kind biography of Ukranian anatomist and histologist Vladimir ... Vladimir Betz and a New Era of Neuroscience," appears ... Brain . Among other contributions, Vladimir Alekseyevich ...
... study has shown that obese patients with HER2-positive breast ... when not treated with trastuzumab, poorer long-term outcomes than ... the relationship between obesity and HER2-positive breast cancer has ... medical resident at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, who presented the ...
Cached Biology News:Promising results in mice on needle-free candidate universal vaccine against various flu viruses 2Addition of trastuzumab may potentially equalize disease-free survival outcomes among obese and normal-weight patients 2
(Date:9/1/2015)... 2015 The Dohmen Company today announced ... MBA as Chief Science Officer (CSO) of Dohmen ... role, Dr. Floyd will lead Dohmen,s growing regulatory ... pre-commercial and post approval outsourced services in quality, ... Dr. Floyd brings decades of experience leading global ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 1, 2015   Medfusion, Inc., a ... between doctors and patients, today announced a $3 ... -based venture capital firms.   ... with Bull City Venture Partners and Hatteras Venture ... and Executive Chairman. "Both firms, experience working at ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... University of California Los Angeles, Boston University School of Medicine, Frederick National Laboratory ... PLOS One, the world’s first multidisciplinary Open Access journal. , Christopher Ryan ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... The Global Supply Chain ... management and resiliency practitioners with luminaries and thought leaders to advance the professional ... for their innovations and performance excellence. At that time its principle sponsor, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Dohmen Life Science Services Appoints Eric Floyd, Ph.D. as Chief Science Officer 2Dohmen Life Science Services Appoints Eric Floyd, Ph.D. as Chief Science Officer 3Medfusion Secures Funding to Continue Evolution and Advance Mobile Strategy 2Medfusion Secures Funding to Continue Evolution and Advance Mobile Strategy 3Synedgen’s Director for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Publishes New Research 2Synedgen’s Director for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Publishes New Research 3Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Announces Incorporation and Web Site Launch 2Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Announces Incorporation and Web Site Launch 3
... ... medium sized health care providers without breaking the bank. , ... (PRWEB) December 1, 2009 -- PacsDrive, LLC. ( www.pacsdrive.com ... cloud storage service. The PacsDrive service enables small and medium sized health care providers to ...
... , , CRANBURY, N.J., Dec. 1 ... today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ... Peptide Constructs." The claims in the issued patent ... natriuretic peptide receptor A (NPRA), including PL-3994, Palatin,s lead ...
... , , INDIANAPOLIS and NORTH VANCOUVER, ... owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: ... of a research and commercial license option agreement. The agreement ... Loci (ETL) technology on an exclusive basis in major food ...
Cached Biology Technology:PacsDrive Announces Low Cost Medical Imaging Storage Service, Seeks to Alter Status Quo in Health Care IT 2Palatin Technologies, Inc. Issued U.S. Patent for Heart Failure Drug Candidate 2Palatin Technologies, Inc. Issued U.S. Patent for Heart Failure Drug Candidate 3Dow AgroSciences, Agrisoma Biosciences Announce Research and Commercial License Option Agreement for Agricultural Crops 2Dow AgroSciences, Agrisoma Biosciences Announce Research and Commercial License Option Agreement for Agricultural Crops 3