Accession Number:

AD0785989

Title:

Boron Reactions in an Explosion

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Report Date:

1973-12-03

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE