Accession Number:

ADA073073

Title:

The Influence of Contact and Interface Effects of the Electronic Properties and Stability of Chemically Unstable Materials.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 74-30 Sep 78,

Corporate Author:

PRINCETON UNIV N J DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-07-23

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes an effort to assess the usefulness of electron beam probe analysis, such as Auger electron spectroscopy AES, in the analysis of initiation event in primary explosives, principally, azides. Attempts were made to extract a variety of chemical and physical information from AES analyses of KN and NaN3 crystal specimens to determine whether one could ascribe the chemical instability of these materials to surface as distinct from volume properties. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE