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TvU Cryostabilized Propellant Research

Outline

This is an ongoing, labor intensive work, please be patient for links and updates. E-mail thought@tvu.com with questions.

1) Motivation

  1. Long Term: HEDM/High Isp rocket fuel
  2. Logic for the General Approach
  3. Why H2 Crystals.
  4. Why H2Ne.
  5. What is new and original in the approach - This, unfortunately is proprietary. Funding will receive answers.
  6. Benefits

2) Current Questions

  1. Stability mechanisms for HEDM in H2 that would otherwise be unstable.

3) Assessment of Current State of the Art / Critical Review

  1. Literature Review - Experimental Research
  2. Literature Review - Modeling
  3. State of the Art
  4. Response to TvU Proposal Reviews

4) The van der Waals Propellant Crystal Matrix

  1. Static Bulk Solid
    1. H2
    2. O2
  2. Surfaces
    1. H2
    2. General Cryocrystals

5) van der Waals Compounds

  1. Background
  2. H2Ne

6) Other Candidate Materials

  1. O3
  2. HO2

7) Potentials/Potential Energy Surfaces

  1. Static Surface
    1. H2
    2. General Cryosurface
  2. Dynamical Bulk Solid
    1. Diffusion/Quantum Diffusion
  3. Dynamical Surface
    1. Configurational Relaxation
    2. Crystal Growth Parameters
  4. Current Theoretical Approaches

8) HEDM Candidates

  1. Atom
  2. Radical
  3. Energetic

9) Crystal Modeling

10) Crystal Growth

  1. Pure Crystals
  2. van der Waals Compounds
  3. van der Waals Epitaxy

11) Crystal Growth Modeling

  1. Melt Crystallization
  2. Vapor Deposition Crystallization

12) Experimental Crystal Growth Design

  1. Crystal Growth System
  2. Substrate
  3. Diagnostic Systems
    1. X-ray Diffraction Apparatus
    2. Spectroscopy
    3. Calorimetry

13)Apparatus Fabrication

  1. Cryostat
  2. X-ray Apparatus

14) Crystal Growth Experiments

15) Concentration Analysis

16) Material Characterization / Diagnosis

  1. Spectroscopy
  2. Interferometric Thickness Monitoring
  3. X-ray diffraction
  4. Electron diffraction
  5. Calorimetry

17) Relevant Research / Research and Development at TvU

18) References

Please email Steve Bates at thought@tvu.com to discuss this research.

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Last updated: July 2015