Thermite = incendiary, available
to civilian workers without security clearance, and tested on Mythbusters.
Nano-thermite = also known as
"super-thermite", explosives, not available to the public, controlled
substance, "bunker busters", discussed in MIT Review
Dr. Andrej Miziolek of the Weapons
and Materials Research Directorate, US Army Research Laboratory, gave a talk
on the Weoponization of Advanced Endergetic Techologies.
(see attached). He did not talk about the applications for cutting steel, but
about making more powerful bombs = weapons.
Lawrence Livermore labs has an
article on "Nanoscale Chemistry Yields Better Explosives"
There are many possible thermodynamically stable fuel-oxidizer combinations.
Some of them are:
The "not exists" argument has been
blown out of the water.
There is a good debate about it at