Accession Number:

AD0248955

Title:

COMBUSTION OF ELEMENTAL BORON

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Corporate Author:

TEXACO EXPERIMENT INC RICHMOND VA

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Report Date:

1960-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

ADDITIONAL COMBUSTION EXPERIMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE ON BORON RODS BURNING CIGARETTE FASHION AT HIGH TEMPERATURES. RATES OF SELF-PROPAGATING COMBUSTION OF BORON HAVE BEEN DETERMINED IN OXYGEN AT PRESSURES AROUND 0.04 ATM AND AT BORON TEMPERATURES NEAR 2300 5. COMBUSTION-RATE DATA WERE ALSO OBTAINED AT 1-ATM PRESSURE IN A MIXTURE OF 97 OXYGEN AND 3 WATER VAPOR. OTHER BURNING EXPERIMENTS WERE CARRIED OUT WITH ELECTRICALLY HEATED BORON RODS AT BORON TEMPERATURES RANGING FROM APPROXIMATELY 1000TO 2300 K IN PURE WATER VAPOR AND ALSO SUBMERGED IN LIQUID WATER AT 1 ATM. A RELATIVELY LOW REACTION RATE BETWEEN MASSIVE BORON AND NITROGEN WAS DEMONSTRATED

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE