Accession Number : AD0164925

Title :   Flare Composition Comprising Dry Blend of Metal Fuel and Eutectic Mixture of Oxidizer Salts.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kruse,Howard W.

Report Date : 24 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The patent discloses binderless illumination flare compositions formed by dry blending a metal powder and an inorganic oxidizer to form a mixture, heating while compacting the mixture in a casing until fusion of the oxidizer occurs, then cooling the mixture. The preferred metal powders are aluminum, magnesium or magnesium-aluminum alloy and the oxidizers are an alkali or an alkaline earth metal nitrate and mixtures thereof.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Flares, Formulations, Pyrotechnics, Illuminants, Magnesium alloys, Aluminum alloys, Magnesium, Aluminum, Nitrates, Alkali metal compounds, Alkaline earth compounds

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE