Accession Number:

ADA555790

Title:

Benchtop Energetics: Research Progress, Concept Evaluation, and Apparatus Development

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 2003-1 Jul 2011

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EGLIN AFB FL MUNITIONS DIRECTORATE/ORDNANCE DIVISION/ENERGETIC MATERIALS BRANCH

Report Date:

2012-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

This report documents the research progress on the Benchtop Energetics project, the evolution of the underlying scientific concepts, and the accompanying changes to the experimental apparatus, during the period 2003-2011. The current goals of this project are 1 to develop laboratory bench-scale initiation techniques and spectroscopicmass-spectrometric diagnostics to characterize the initiation mechanisms and reaction kinetics of energetic materials, and 2 enable high-throughput bench-scale testing and evaluation of candidate advanced energetic materials, including those available only in sub-gram quantities.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE