Accession Number:

AD0263122

Title:

COMBUSTION OF ELEMENTAL BORON

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Corporate Author:

STODDART AIRCRAFT RADIO CO HOLLYWOOD CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The combustion of high-purity boron rods 1 to 2 mm in diameter in ClF3 is self-igniting at room temperature and self-sustaining. Preliminary experiments indicate that the rate is comparatively independent of temperature and that the maximum temperature of the boron in this oxidizer before complete comsumption of the rod is considerably less than in oxygen approximately 1600 K versus 2400 K. Qualitative experiments with BrF3 as oxidizer indicate a consumption of boron less than one-tenth that in ClF3. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE