Accession Number : AD0373914

Title :   HIGH ENERGY OXIDIZER STABILIZATION STUDIES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 14 Jan 65-14 May 66,

Corporate Author : ESSO RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING CO LINDEN N J

Personal Author(s) : Coleman,James E.

Report Date : JUL 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : Stabilization studies on a higher energy oxidizer included the study of the early stages of thermal decomposition, analysis of a contaminate, optimization of a treatment procedure, studies on the mechanism of stabilization and a semi-empirical additive screening study. Decomposition studies showed that changes in the decomposition process occurred during early stages of decomposition. Gas evolution during the induction period is unrelated to the length of the induction period. A new method of stabilization was demonstrated and optimized. Attempts were made to overcome the inherent disadvantages of the stabilizer. A synthesis study indicated that synthesis conditions affect the stability of the oxidizer. Leads on new additives were found in the screening study. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, STABILIZATION), THERMAL STABILITY, ADDITIVES, REDUCTION, DECOMPOSITION, REACTION KINETICS, COATINGS (U) NITRONIUM PERCHLORATE, WATER, BORON COMPOUNDS, FLUORIDES, NITRIC ACID, PERCHLORATES, HALOCARBON PLASTICS, AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS, FLUOBORATES, NITRATES

Subject Categories : Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE