Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) Program — KClO<sub>3</sub> (as received)/Icing Sugar [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2011.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Physical Description:
- 19 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
United States. Department of Energy
United States. Department of Homeland Security
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The Integrated Data Collection Analysis (IDCA) program is conducting a proficiency study for Small-Scale Safety and Thermal (SSST) testing of homemade explosives (HMEs). Described here are the results for impact, friction, electrostatic discharge, and differential scanning calorimetry analysis of a mixture of KClO<sub>3</sub> as received from the manufacturer mixed with icing sugar, sized through a 100-mesh sieve—KClO<sub>3</sub>/icing sugar (AR) mixture. This material was selected because of the challenge of performing SSST testing of a mixture of two solid materials. The mixture was found to: 1) be more sensitive to impact than RDX, similar to PETN, 2) be the same or less sensitive to friction than PETN, and 3) to be less sensitive to spark than RDX. The thermal analysis showed that the mixture has thermally stability similar to RDX and is perhaps more energetic upon decomposition but variable results indicate sampling issues. Compared to the 100-mesh sieved counter part, the KClO<sub>3</sub>/icing sugar (-100) mixture, the AR mixture was found to be about the same sensitivity towards impact, friction and ESD.
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Mary M. Sandstrom; Geoffrey W. Brown; Daniel N. Preston; Colin J. Pollard; Kirstin F. Warner; Daniel N. Sorenson; Daniel L. Remmers; Timothy J. Shelley; Jose A. Reyes; Peter C. Hsu; Richard E. Whipple; John G. Reynolds.
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