• Preparation and characterization of GA/RDX nanostructured energetic composites

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      Graphene aerogel; hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine; nanostructured energetic composite; sol–gel.

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      Graphene aerogel (GA) with nano-porous structure was assembled through the formation of physical cross-links between graphene sheets by a facile sol–gel method and supercritical CO$_2$ drying process. Thenhexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) was added and trapped in the nano-porous three-dimensional networks of GA to obtain a novel GA/RDX nanostructured energetic composite. The composition, morphology andstructure of the obtained GA/RDX nanostructured energetic composite were characterized by elemental analysis, scanning electron microscopy, nitrogen sorption tests and X-ray diffraction. Moreover, the thermal decompositioncharacteristic was investigated by thermogravimetry and differential scanning calorimetry. The results showed that GA could be a perfect aerogel matrix for the fabrication of GA/RDX nanostructured energetic composite due to itsunique nano-porous structure and attributes. It was also demonstrated that RDX homogeneously disperses in the asprepared GA/RDX nanostructured energetic composite at nanometric scale. GA showed promising catalytic effects for the thermal decomposition of RDX. After incorporating with GA, the decomposition of RDX was obviously accelerated.

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      1. School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
      2. Department of Fire Protection Engineering, The Armed Police Forces Academy, Langfang 065000, China
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