Accession Number : ADA538662


Title :   Optical, Physical, and Chemical Properties of Surface Modified Titanium Dioxide Powders


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 2008-Dec 2009


Corporate Author : ARMY EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER APG MD RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DIR


Personal Author(s) : DeLacy, Brendan G ; Redding, David R ; Matthews, Joshua


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a538662.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 48


Abstract : Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) powder is currently used by the U.S. Army as an obscurant fill in the M82 and M106 visible smoke grenades. The U.S. Army previously evaluated a wide range of TiO2 powders for use in these grenades. However, the chemical and physical properties of these powders were not explored in the context of grenade performance. Therefore, an initial study was undertaken to characterize the chemical, physical, and optical properties of TiO2 powders that impact its performance in the M106 grenade. A desired outcome of the study is to incorporate the requisite characteristics into product specifications, thereby improving the performance of the M106.


Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL PROPERTIES , *COATINGS , *GRENADES , *OPTICAL PROPERTIES , *PHYSICAL PROPERTIES , *POWDERS , *TITANIUM DIOXIDE , AEROSOLS , BLENDING , COEFFICIENTS , COHESION , COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES , DENSITY , DEPOSITION , DIFFRACTION , DISPERSING , FLOW , LASERS , MASS SPECTROMETRY , MIE SCATTERING , PARTICLE SIZE , REFRACTIVE INDEX , SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY , SUBSTRATES , TABLES(DATA)


Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE