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Issue 5, 2010
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Nanofuel as a potential secondary energy carrier

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This paper presents a novel concept of nanofuel, pure energetic nanoparticles or suspensions of energetic nanoparticles in a liquid carrier, as a potential secondary energy carrier. Technological issues for the realization of the concept including nanofuel production, controlled ignition and combustion, oxidized particle capture and other related issues are described and key challenges are identified, which calls for a cross disciplinary collaboration from materials, chemistry, physics and engineering researchers.

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The article was received on 31 Mar 2009, accepted on 21 Dec 2009 and first published on 23 Feb 2010

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B906384F
Citation: Energy Environ. Sci., 2010,3, 591-600
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    Nanofuel as a potential secondary energy carrier

    D. Wen, Energy Environ. Sci., 2010, 3, 591
    DOI: 10.1039/B906384F

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