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Underwater hydro-reactive explosive system

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An underwater hydro-reactive explosive system includes a pressure vessel with a central section of water disposed between identical sections of a material selected from the group consisting of thermites, intermetallics, nano-sized metallic particles, and micro-sized metallic particles. The water is provided in a stoichiometric quantity that provides a complete reaction with the material following simultaneous detonation of the sections thereof.

Inventors: 
Gotzmer, Carl; Kim, Steven
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Machines and Processing
FIle Date: 
2010-01-21
Grant Date: 
2012-08-28
Grant time: 
950 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
17
Claim count percentile rank: 
5
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY