Flowing afterglow spectroscopy [electronic resource] : an ultrasensitive probe into solid-phase decomposition kinetics. [TATB and NQ].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1979.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 30 : digital, PDF file
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- Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The thermal-decomposition kinetics of high explosives are important to manufacturers and these dangerous materials from the standpoint of processing and storage. Low-temperature kinetics (20 to 200/sup 0/C) are difficult to obtain. Either extremely sensitive analytical techniques must be employed or very large amounts of material must be tested by less sensitive methods. The latter technique has the disadvantage that when sensitive explosives or propellants are so tested, catastrophic reaction can result in the destruction of expensive equipment, and the time involved in testing may be extremely long. The flowing-afterglow method, proposed here, utilizes small explosive samples and an ultra-sensitive analytical approach. The paper describes the technique in detail and summarizes our recent efforts to elucidate the low-temperature kinetics of trinitrotriaminobenzene (TATB) and nitroguanidine (NQ).
- Report Numbers:
- E 1.99:la-ur-79-3257
E 1.99: conf-7905125-1
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- Published through SciTech Connect.
5. symposium on chemical problems connected with the stability of explosives, Bostod, Sweden, May 1979.
Andrews, G.H. Jr.; Taylor, G.W.
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