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dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yiqi 13:00:30 (GMT) 13:00:30 (GMT)
dc.description.abstractThermite is one type of energetic material which could release a large amount of heat through an oxidation-reduction reaction. Thermite material has a lot of application in joining, metal refining and propulsion. Al/CuO is a well-studied thermite system enabling high energy release and production of pure copper from the reaction. Common Al/CuO thermites include composites of Al and CuO micro- and nano-particles, multi-layered Al and CuO structures, and agglomeration of particles. There is a gap in fabrication and characterization of individual and spherical Al/CuO core-shell particles that have promising application in mobile delivery of energy. A new synthesis method for producing spherical Al/CuO particles with a core-shell structure is introduced in this thesis. The compositions and microstructures of as-produced samples are investigated during fabrication and over the thermite reaction through which the core-shell geometry is characterized and the reaction mechanism is studied.en
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjectcore-shell structureen
dc.titleFabrication and energetic characterization of micro and nano sized Al/CuO core-shell particlesen
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.pendingfalse and Mechatronics Engineeringen Engineering (Nanotechnology)en of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Applied Scienceen
uws.contributor.advisorWen, John
uws.contributor.advisorLi, Yuning
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Engineeringen

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