Combining additive manufacturing with energetic ferroelectric materials for guiding chemical energy release

Published November 29, 2022


ASM International covered research by Shenqiang Ren, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, that reportedly controlled the chemical energy released from bonds that hold atoms together in the form of molecules. 

“By using self-assembly directed additive manufacturing, we are able to control the mesoscale structure of a molecular energetic compound, together with the polarization-controlled heat transfer due to its ferroelectric nature, leading to the control of chemical energy release during the bond breaking,” said Ren. “This…provides the pathway towards controlled energy release, which we believe is an exciting result reported in our study.” The story originally appeared in Nanowerk.

Read the story here.