Application of Picosecond and Light Scattering Spectroscopies to the Study of Energetic Materials.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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The goal of this research is to identify advanced optical procedures appropriate for the study of energetic materials and their reactions, develop these techniques as required, assess their utility to the energetic material community, and then aid in the transfer of the appropriate technology to the appropriate user groups. Previous reports have detailed the development of light scattering techniques to study material properties at high pressures. The successful application of this method to the study of complex material problems has recently led to the initiation of two distinct research programs. These are A the application of high pressure Raman, FTIR, and Brillouin techniques to study the role of supra molecular structure in determining material strength in polyethelene now supported by NAVAIR and B the application of high pressure Raman and FTIR in determining the possible effect of pressure in catalyzing decomposition in NOS-365 and other monopropellents. Now supported by NAVSEA.
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