United States Air Force Academy, Department of Chemistry Research: AY 1982-83.
Final research rept. 1 Jun 82-31 May 83,
AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO
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Department of Chemistry research during AY 1982-83 has progressed well in the areas of energetic materials, theoretical chemistry, polymers for laser damage testing, and catalysts. Working closely with Frank J. Seiler Research Laboratory on many of these projects, department researchers have synthesized polymers for laser testing and new energetic compounds and have proposed new reaction mechanisms for the decomposition of explosives. Several analytical techniques and theoretical methods have been used to study catalyst surfaces. Several faculty have worked with cadets on independent research projects in the areas of inorganic synthesis, pigments from fungi, and preparation of new compounds.
- Physical Chemistry
- Polymer Chemistry