TWO EXPLOSIVES GENERATING CONDENSIBLE PRODUCTS
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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Permanent reaction products and some explosive properties of two compositions were studied to establish detonability and the post detonation equilibrium products. The compositions were based on aluminum-aq hydrogen peroxide 98 and aluminum-lithium perchlorate trihydrate. Stable detonation rates were measured for well confined compositions of both types balanced to alumina and steam. The concentration of hydro gen in the reaction products of a series of aluminum-hydrogen peroharges with oxygen balances rising toward zero decreased and became negligible. Experimental results from these charges were compared with Ruby Code calculations of reaction products for a charge balanced to alumina and steam and also with data from experi ments with water immersed torpexes. The reaction products from a single charge of aluminum-lithium perchlorate were discussed. The detonation rate of aqueous hydrogen peroxide 97.5 was measured and compared with values found in prior German work and with a Ruby Code calculation. The gap sensitivity of aqueous hydrogen peroxide 97.5 was measured.