Accession Number : AD0654379

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF THE PRODUCTS FROM EXPLOSIONS OF DIBORANE-AIR MIXTURES,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Brown,Robert

Report Date : 12 SEP 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The reaction products of fuel-rich diborane-air explosions were investigated. In the equivalence ratio range of 3-80 no significant reaction of the nitrogen (to form BN) was observed. Up to E.R. of 20, 95%+ of the hydrogen appears as molecular hydrogen. For richer mixtures a significant portion of the available hydrogen remains in the solid reaction products. The color of the latter changes from black (colloidal boron) to a pale yellow (solid boron hydrides) indicating a profound change in the nature of the solid reaction products. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIBORANES, *COMBUSTION PRODUCTS), AIR, EXPLOSIONS, MIXTURES, FUELS, COLORS, PRESSURE, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, HYDROGEN, NITROGEN, ARGON

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE