Boron Reactions in an Explosion
ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA
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Reactions of boron and orthoborane in explosions of their mixtures with RDX and PETN were studied. A certain optimum content of boron in explosive mixtures was found, beyond which excessive formation of energetically unfavorable carbides and nitrides takes place. Orthoborane affects explosion energy unfavorably, since energy is used to break the chemical bonds and the hydrogen and carbon content of the mixtures is increased.
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