Accession Number:

ADA053155

Title:

Studies of the Polymorphs of RDX.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

The primary purpose of this research has been to investigate the lattice and molecular dynamics of RDX by observing the effects of both slow and rapid heating on the vibrational modes of RDX, and to determine if a thermally induced phase transition to the unstable polymorph can be observed spectroscopically. A laser Raman investigation of octahydro-1-3-5-7-tetranitro-1-3-5-7-tetrazocine HMX, the eight-member ring analog of RDX, has shown that thermally induced phase transitions can be observed and recorded with major, easily recognizable differences in the spectra of the different polymorphs. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE