Accession Number : AD0262573

Title :   THE FEASIBILITY OF USING DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE THE THERMAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SELECTED PRIMARY EXPLOSIVES

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS STATION YORKTOWN VA

Personal Author(s) : MASON,ERNEST E. ; ZEHMER,DOROTHY H.

Report Date : 05 JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A study was made in connection with the Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) program which was concerned with the feasibility of using differential thermal analysis to determine the thermal properties of selected primary explosives. Explosives tested included: dextrinated lead azide, polyvinyl alcohol lead azide, basic and normal lead styphnate, diazodinitrophenol (DDNP), and a mixture of DDNP and potassium chlorate. A thermogram of each explosive, showing that differential thermal analysis is feasible in characterizing the thermal properties of the primary explosives, is offered along with an interpretation of the results. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVES, *GRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS, *THERMOCHEMISTRY, AZIDES, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, CHLORATES, DECOMPOSITION, DETONATIONS, ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, HAZARDS, LEAD COMPOUNDS, NITRO RADICALS, PHENOLS, POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS, STABILITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE