Accession Number : AD0484686

Title :   KINETICS OF DECOMPOSITION OF SOLID OXIDIZERS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 2, 1 Mar-31 May 66,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED PROPULSION CO REDLANDS CA

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

Report Date : JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 19

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. Efforts continued upon instrumental modifications and technique refinements. Preliminary pyrolysis experiments were performed and demonstrate that the present apparatus operates satisfactorily for qualitative studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, DECOMPOSITION), SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, MASS SPECTROSCOPY, FLUORINE, DETONATIONS, PYROLYSIS, SENSITIVITY, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, COATINGS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, FILAMENTS, INSTRUMENTATION, THERMAL ANALYSIS, REACTION KINETICS, CAPACITORS, VOLTAGE.

Subject Categories : Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE