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ALUMINUM BASED NANOGALVANIC COMPOSITIONS USEFUL FOR GENERATING HYDROGEN GAS AND LOW TEMPERATURE PROCESSING THEREOF

Patent Abstract: 

Alloys comprised of a refined microstructure, ultrafine or nano scaled, that when reacted with water or any liquid containing water will spontaneously and rapidly produce hydrogen at ambient or elevated temperature are described. These metals, termed here as aluminum based nanogalvanic alloys will have applications that include but are not limited to energy generation on demand. The alloys may be comĀ­posed of primarily aluminum and other metals e.g. tin bismuth, indium, gallium, lead, etc. and/or carbon, and mixtures and alloys thereof. The alloys may be processed by ball milling for the purpose of synthesizing powder feed stocks, in which each powder particle will have the above mentioned characteristics. These powders can be used in their inherent form or consolidated using commercially available techniques for the purpose of manufacturing useful functional components.

Inventors: 

Anit K. Giri; Anthony J. Roberts; Billy C. Hornbuckle; Scott M. Grendahl; Kristopher A. Darling

Patent Number: 
US 2019/0024216 Al
Patent Issue Date: 
January 24, 2019
Email: 
ORTA@arl.army.mil
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