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Hydrogen peroxide – A promising oxidizer for rocket propulsion and its application in solid rocket propellants

This paper discusses the potential use of hydrogen peroxide as oxidizer for solid rocket propulsion. While hydrogen peroxide is a liquid in normal conditions, it may be used in solid rocket motor grains....

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Synthesis of explosive peroxides using unrecognised explosive precursors - percarbonates and perborates

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Hybrid rocket propulsion technology for space transportation revisited - propellant solutions and challenges

This paper presents the status of developments worldwide regarding use of hybrid rocket motors for space transportation. Historical roots are presented and reasons for revisiting hybrid technology after...

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Review on the regression rate-improvement techniques and mechanical performance of hybrid rocket fuels

Human spaceflight, space tourism, and the launch of microsatellites are all expected to grow in the future. In fact, with the recent increase of the satellite market, almost 1000 smallsats per year...

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A short review of challenges and prospects of boron-laden solid fuels for ramjet applications

This short review article explores the advancement, challenges, and prospects of boron-laden solid fuel for ramjet. The energetic aspect of boron combustion is well known, but the complications associated...

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A mathematical model for estimating the Gurney velocity of chemical high explosives

The Gurney velocity is an important performance parameter that characterizes the metal pushing capability of conventional chemical explosives. Herein, this study proposes a mathematical model that aims...

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Experimental investigation of the axial oxidizer injectors geometry on a 1-kN paraffin-fueled hybrid rocket motor

The showerhead is the most common type of injector used in hybrid rocket motors due to its design and manufacture simplicity. The main drawback of the showerheads (SH) is the relatively low performance...

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Recent synthetic efforts towards high energy density materials: How to design high-performance energetic structures?

Energetic material is a very essential company of compounds, widely used in various fields, primarily in the military industry and space technologies. These compounds are unique in that they are capable...

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Development of high burn rate propellant and testing in miniature rocket motor for control applications

For aerospace vehicles, notably missiles or satellites for attitude and divert control, impulsive thrusters are most desirable if they are quantized as exact instantaneous pulses available over and...

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3D printed different polymer fuel grains for hybrid rocket engine

The advent of various additive manufacturing technologies, such as 3D printing, has changed the structural design and preparation process of rocket fuels. In order to investigate the combustion properties...

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Survey of burning rate measurements in small solid rocket motors

Burning rate plays a crucial role in determining the performance of solid rocket motors (SRMs). In the traditional approach for solid propellant propulsion, technical activities regarding burning rates...

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A review on solid propellant micro-thruster array based on MEMS technology

With the development of micro-spacecraft technology, micro-nano satellites have the advantages of small size, low power consumption, short development cycle, formation networking, etc., and can complete...

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Boron-loaded gel fuel as potential fuel for ramjet and scramjet engines- recent advancements

Boron, a high-energy metalloid has been recognized as a potential secondary energy source for liquid hydrocarbon fuel to power volume-limited propulsion devices such as ramjet and scramjet. The higher...

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Optimization design in single wagon-wheel fuel grain of hybrid rocket motor

The grain design of hybrid rocket motor is a design of proper fuel grain geometry and flow adjustment scheme based on the total impulse, thrust, chamber pressure, length and outer diameter of combustion...

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Research progress of nitrate ester binders

Nitrate ester binders are a unique class of energetic binders containing nitrate ester (-ONO2) pendant groups attached to the polymeric backbones, which have been extensively employed in solid propellant...

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Synthesis and oxidation chemistry of highly energetic boron/aluminum/magnesium composites

The limited use of boron (B) in energetic applications is due to the presence of a native oxide layer on its surface, which acts as a thermodynamic barrier and adds to the dead weight that does not...

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Ignition and combustion of metal fuels under microgravity: a short review

Metal fuels have a high potential for applications in space propulsion owing to their superior energy density and distinct combustion characteristics. Therefore, research into the combustion properties...

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Research progress on design, synthesis and performance of energetic polynitro hexaazaisowurtzitane derivatives: Towards improved CL-20 analogues

In order to discover of high-energy materials with characteristics that surpass modern benchmarks, it is necessary to study the widest range of potential structures. The design of energetic compounds...

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Toward flame retardants or thermal stabilizers with new mechanism for polymers

This review discusses conventional flame retardants for polymers and the possibility of using endothermal materials as flame retardants. Halogen-based, phosphorus-based, inorganic compounds, and their...

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Thermal decomposition kinetics and combustion performance of paraffin-based fuel in the presence of CeO2 catalyst

In recent years, significant developments have been made in solid-fuel combustion. Paraffin-based fuels could be a potential solid fuel for hybrid and ramjet applications due to their high regression...

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Recent advances in hypergolic ionic liquids with broad potential for propellant applications

As a promising choice of new-generation green propellant fuels, hypergolic ionic liquids (HILs) have attracted a great deal of interest in recent ten years, illustrated by their applications in the...

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Continuous flow resonance acoustic mixing technology: a novel and efficient strategy for preparation of nano energetic materials

Recently, microfluidic technology has been widely applied to the preparation of nano-energetic materials. The mixing efficiency of fluid is one of the significant factors which could affect the particle...

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Effect of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) on the performance of Solid Rocket Propellants (SRPs): A short review

Burning rate catalysts (BRCs) are usually utilized to adjust the burning rates of solid rocket propellants (SRPs). Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), for their unique structure and properties, have been studied...

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Recent advances in the synthesis and performance of 1,2,4,5-tetrazine-based energetic materials

In recent years, the development of novel advanced energetic materials has significantly shifted toward nitrogen heterocyclic derivatives, which demonstrate a great potential for multipurpose application...

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Low rank coal for fuel production via microwave-assisted pyrolysis: A review

Not only its abundant resources, but also low rank coal (LRC) can be transformed into different valuable chemical products via syngas. This review focuses on technology of microwave-assisted pyrolysis...

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