Accession Number:

AD0785619

Title:

Photo- and Electric Field-Effects in Energetic Materials,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J FELTMAN RESEARCH LABS

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The report discusses the photoelectronic initiation effect in solid explosives. This comprises the simultaneous action of light and an electric field to initiate decomposition and detonation. A mechanism is proposed which concerns the avalanching of charge carriers. Reference is made to experimental data on lead azide.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE