TSU physicists have created one of the most efficient rocket fuels
Scientists at the Faculty of Physics and Engineering, working with the Tomsk company Scientific and Production Center Chemical Technologies, have created and tested an improved model of a hybrid rocket engine. New fuel components that increased its main characteristic - calorie content, and therefore efficiency - were synthesized.
The staff of the TSU Department of Mathematical Physics carried out a project to improve the design of a solid-fuel hybrid rocket engine and the fuel that is used in such engines. Scientists have mathematically modeled an optimized engine and made fuel compositions based on aluminum diboride and dodecaboride. This is one of the most promising areas in the world for increasing fuel efficiency.