Accession Number:

ADA510309

Title:

Investigation of the Spectroscopy and Kinetics of Transient Intermediates of Importance in the Decomposition of Energetic Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 5 Jun 2006-4 Apr 2009

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-05-27

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Infrared IR laser spectroscopy has been employed for both the spectroscopic and kinetic study of transient intermediates of importance in the decomposition of energetic materials using cavity ring-down spectroscopy CRDS and for the detection of organic residues, including energetic materials, by laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy UBS with infrared laser irradiation. CRDS in the hydride stretching region of the IR was employed to study the thermal decomposition of methyl azide to form methyleneimine H2CNH.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE