Accession Number : AD0164950

Title :   Near Infrared Illuminating Composition.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Lohkamp,Carl W.

Report Date : 15 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The present invention relates to an illuminating composition which, when burned, will produce infrared radiation in the 0.74-1.2 micron region of the spectrum with little visible light emission. The composition is comprised of silicon, hexamethylenetetramine, an epoxy binder and an alkali metal nitrate selected from the group consisting of potassium nitrate, rubidium nitrate and cesium nitrate. The composition is pressed into a tube to make a pyrotechnic candle.

Descriptors :   *Light sources, *Patents, *Pyrotechnics, *Illuminants, Near infrared radiation, Silicon, Epoxy resins, Amines, Nitrates, Rubidium compounds, Cesium compounds, Potassium compounds, Targets

Subject Categories : Pyrotechnics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE