Energetic Materials, mainly inorganic thermites. Using additive manufacturing techniques to develop large-scale energetic parts with the reactivity intrinsically specified by the microstructure.
Selected (Recent) Publications
K. Sullivan, N. Piekiel, C. Wu, S. Kelly, T. Hufnagel, S. Chowdhury, K. Fezzaa, and M. R. Zachariah, "Reactive Sintering: An Important Component in the Combustion of Nanocomposite Thermites." In press,
K. Sullivan, N. W. Piekiel, S. Chowdhury, C. Wu, M. R. Zachariah, and C. E. Johnson, "Ignition and Combustion Characteristics of Nanoscale Al/AgIO3: A Potential Energetic Biocidal System,"
K. Sullivan, W. Chiou, R. Fiore, and M. R. Zachariah, "In-situ Microscopy of Rapidly Heated Nano-Al and Nano-Al/WO3 Composites."
K. Sullivan and M.R. Zachariah, "Simultaneous Pressure and Optical Measurements of Nanoaluminum-Based Thermites: An Investigation of the Reaction Mechanism," J. Propulsion and Power, 26, 467, 2010.
K. Sullivan, G. Young, and M. R. Zachariah, "Enhanced Reactivity of Nano-B/Al/CuO MIC's,"
S. Chowdhury, K. Sullivan, N. Piekiel, L. Zhou and M. R. Zachariah, "Diffusive vs. Explosive Reaction at the Nanoscale."
G. Young, K. Sullivan, M. R. Zachariah, K. Yu, "Combustion Characteristics of Boron Nanoparticles,"
D. Firmansyah, T. Kim, S. Kim, K. Sullivan, M. R. Zachariah and D. Lee, "Crystalline phase reduction of cuprous oxide (Cu2O) nanoparticles accompanied by a morphology change during ethanol-assisted spray pyrolysis,"