EVALUATION OF AMMONIUM NITRATE, ALUMINUM MIXTURE (80/20)
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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An investigation of the chemical and physical properties of an ammonium nitratealuminum 8020 mixture was made. The sensitivity of the material to electrical, mechanical and thermal stimuli was determined. Other physical and chemical characteristics such as detonation rate, vacuum stability, and compatibility with various metals were determined. Although the mixture tested was less sensitive than many high explosives, the data as a whole was such as to lead to the conclusion that this material should not be used in electroexplosive devices.
- Inorganic Chemistry