Special Issue "Nitrogen-Rich Salts"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2015)
The designability of salts (choice of cations and anions, functional groups) provides ample opportunities for tailoring their properties. Highly energetic salts are obtained when both the cation and the anion are nitrogen-rich species. These salts possess advantages over non-ionic energetic molecules due to their lower vapor pressures and higher densities. They often exhibit enhanced thermal stability. From the viewpoint of practical applications, these features allow the development of new generations of materials. Nitrogen-rich metal salts have potential as precursors of functional materials, for example in the synthesis of low-density, nanoporous metal foams. In any case, the structural characterization of these versatile salts by X-ray diffraction can be expected to reveal intriguing and gratifying results. Even serendipitous discoveries inspire stimulatory feedback for the understanding and designing of energetic materials. In this context, phlegmatization is another relevant field of interest. The current volume ‘Nitrogen-Rich Salts’ provides a unique forum allowing the dissemination of results in the entire field. Scientists working in a broader sense on nitrogen-rich salts are invited to use this opportunity for presenting their suitable contributions.
The topics summarized under the keywords should be considered only as guidelines. The volume is open for any advanced topics in the field of Nitrogen-Rich Salts.
Dr. Gerhard Laus
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- energetic salts
- gas generators
- thermal stability
- technical applications
- materials science