Accession Number:

ADA026826

Title:

Structure/Property Correlations in Primary Explosives.

Descriptive Note:

Semiannual technical rept. 1 Sep 74-28 Feb 75,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The basic difference between a primary and a secondary explosive is that a primary undergoes a faster transition from deflagration to detonation. The problem is to develop a model that will predict the time for detonation to deflagration transition DDT from chemical structure alone. A research program was proposed to solve the problem. The first step in the research is to measure the time for DDT for three cast primary explosives, namely, 1- and 2-methyl-5-nitrotetrazole and 5-azidotetrazole.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE