The Potential of Metastable Metallic Atomic Hydrogen
A. Newlands (2018), JBIS, 71, pp.92-99Refcode
: Metallic hydrogen, metastable, propellant, high Isp, microsphere containment, afterburningAbstract:
Metallic atomic hydrogen (MAH) - if it is metastable - has the potential to be a revolutionary rocket propellant with
outstanding specific impulse. This paper discusses the likely limits of MAH metastability, and how these can be
accommodated with suitable micro-composite engineering to maintain high pressure containment of the MAH.
Manufacturing of MAH is discussed, as well as the form of a suitable rocket engine employing MAH.Share this:
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