Accession Number : AD0377022

Title :   KINETICS OF DECOMPOSITION OF SOLID OXIDIZERS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 3, 1 Jun-31 Aug 66,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED PROPULSION CO REDLANDS CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Baumgartner,W. E. ; Myers,George ; Stapleton,Glenn ; Koehler,Walter

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The very fast thermal decomposition kinetics of solid fluorine oxidizers are being studied with the objective of correlating such kinetic data with sensitivity and molecular structure. The time and temperature regimes of a detonation process are being simulated isothermally by heating a platinum ribbon, upon which the sample is thinly coated, with a capacitor discharge. A time of flight mass spectrometer permits analysis of gaseous decomposition products to be made every 50 microseconds. During the third quarter of the program, the problems previously encountered in obtaining a rapid capacitor discharge and in measuring bridge imbalance voltages for the determination of average filament temperature were resolved. Thermal analysis computations proceeded for definition of optimum filament configuration. A series of rapid pyrolyses of Info-635P was conducted as a function of temperature. The resultant time-integrated spectra qualitatively support the postulate that primary steps in the pyrolysis of Info-635P involve dissociation into acid and amine with decomposition of the latter. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, DECOMPOSITION), SENSITIVITY, REACTION KINETICS, DETONATIONS, THERMAL ANALYSIS, PYROLYSIS, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, ELECTRON BEAMS, IONIZATION, PROPELLANTS (U) FLUORINE COMPOUNDS, MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, CAPACITORS, TIMING CIRCUITS, DISSOCIATION, CHLORINE COMPOUNDS, FLUOROAMINES

Subject Categories : Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE