Effect of Defects on Mechanisms of Initiation and Energy Release in Energetic Molecular Crystals
Final rept. 1 Jun 2005 - 31 Oct 2010
NEVADA UNIV LAS VEGAS HIGH PRESSURE SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CENTER
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We have performed fundamental experimental and theoretical studies of insensitive energetic materials FOX 7, HMX, RDX, TATB and PETN with the aim of better-ascertaining their behavior under extreme conditions as well as seeking to understand more about what makes them relatively stable in the hope of designing better explosives in the future. We have also developed novel methods to study these important materials which we feel will aid future studies of insensitive munitions.
- Ammunition and Explosives