Accession Number:

ADA031628

Title:

New Potentials in Red Phosphorus Compositions

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 1975-1 Jun 1976

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS SUPPORT CENTER CRANE IN

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

New phosphorus compositions have been demonstrated which meet the current burning rate and smoke volume requirements but do not contain pyrolusite andor magnesium. Phosphorus composition which used chlorotrifluoroethylene as an oxidizer-binder combination and magnesium as a fuel had reciprocal burning rates of 42-73 sin. Phosphorus compositions which used calcium sulfate as the oxidizer and boron as the fuel had reciprocal burning rates of 80-130 sin. These compositions have the advantages of 1 containing no pyrolusite, a foreign-supplied material, and 2 containing no magnesium. The elimination of magnesium reduces the possibility of hydrogen generation in sealed units when subjected to high temperature storage. Recommendations for further work are given.

Subject Categories:

  • Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE