Accession Number:

AD1021175

Title:

Intense Terahertz Fields for Fast Energy Release

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report,23 Jul 2012,22 Jul 2015

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CAMBRIDGE United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2016-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

A fundamental research program of combined shock loading and intense terahertz-frequency THz irradiation of energetic materials was supported. The program has high risk since the effects of high THz fields on shocked energetic materials or shocked materials of any kind were entirely unexplored. The program has potential for high payoff in the form of fundamental discovery that could be exploited for greatly accelerated release of chemical energy stored in energetic materials. Support for the program was ended prematurely and the potential benefits were not realized.

Subject Categories:

  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE