Energetic Materials

    Over the past decade or two, a large number of new materials and novel phenomena have been discovered and predicted at high pressures and temperatures. Commonly observed under extreme conditions are the transformations of molecular solids into more compact structures with itinerant electrons such as metallic and nonmetallic extended solids. Such non-molecular extended solids, particularly made of low Z elements such as hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen constitute a new class of high energy density materials, which can store a large sum of energy in their three-dimensional network structures (~ several eV/bond). In addition, the large cohesive energy associated with electrons in single bonds may give rise to an extremely stiff lattice and novel electronic and optical properties. High energy density materials, therefore, constitute a novel class of materials that can be useful for advanced rocket propellants, insensitive high explosives, chemical energy storage, and novel multifunctional materials. Furthermore, high-energy precursor states may serve as unique starting points to access novel metastable materials through kinetically controlled processes. The aim of this focus session is to review recent advances in high energy density materials research that includes new discoveries of high-energy-density structures, transformations, and properties under both static and dynamic conditions, as well as developments in novel kinetically controlled synthetic methods, which can enable high energy density materials that are amenable to ambient stabilization.
Choong-Shik Yoo (csyoo@wsu.edu)
(Confirmed to date): Timothy Strobel and Maosheng Miao

Important Dates
Aug. 19th (Sat) to 24th (Thu), 2017
(Aug. 19 to 23, 2017: Scientific Program)

Abstract Submission Opens:
Jan. 30th, 2017

Early Bird Registration Due:
Apr. 30th, 2017

Abstract Submission Due:
May 30th, 2017

Advanced Registration Due:
Aug. 10th, 2017

Manuscript Submission Due:
Aug. 23rd, 2017