Photo- and Electric Field-Effects in Energetic Materials,
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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.
- Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
- Ammunition and Explosives