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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE