Accession Number : AD0479616

Title :   KINETICS OF DECOMPOSITION OF SOLID OXIDIZERS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 1, 1 Dec 65-28 Feb 66,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED PROPULSION CO REDLANDS CA

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

Report Date : MAR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 32

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. Location of the ribbon adjacent to the electron beam of a Time-of-Flight mass spectrometer permits analyses of gaseous decomposition products to be made every 50 microseconds. Efforts during this first quarter of the program have been devoted to instrumental modifications and technique refinements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *REACTION KINETICS), (*SOLID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, (*PYROLYSIS, SOLID ROCKET OXIDIZERS), (*SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, PYROLYSIS), SENSITIVITY, DETONATIONS, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, FLUORINE, SOLIDIFIED GASES, ELECTRON BEAMS.

Subject Categories : Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE