A method of generating power uses a nanoenergetic material. The nanoenergetic material comprising thermite is obtained and deposited on a substrate. An igniter is placed on the nanoenergetic material. When power is desired, the nanoenergetic material is ignited. A transducer receives thermal, sonic, magnetic, optic and/or mechanical energy from combustion of the nanoenergetic material and converts it into electrical energy. Preferably, the transducer is a thermoelectric, piezoelectric or magneto device. Preferably, multiple transducers are integrated in one power generators to maximize the power from nanoenergetic thermites.
S. Gangopadhyay, Apperson, S., Gangopadhyay, K., Bezmelnitsyn, A., Dr. T. Rajagopalan, Kraus, M., Shende, R., Hossain, M., Subramanian, S., Bhattacharya, S., and , “Shock wave and power generation using on-chip nanoenergetic material”, 2011.