Benchtop Energetics: Research Progress, Concept Evaluation, and Apparatus Development
Final rept. 1 Jul 2003-1 Jul 2011
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EGLIN AFB FL MUNITIONS DIRECTORATE/ORDNANCE DIVISION/ENERGETIC MATERIALS BRANCH
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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.
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