Accession Number : AD0689936

Title :   DISLOCATION ETCHING OF CYCLOTRIMETHYLENE TRINITRAMINE CRYSTALS,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Connick,W. ; May,F. G. J.

Report Date : 15 OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Habit faces of crystals of solution grown cyclotrimethylene trinitramine (RDX, cyclonite) are identified and dislocations characterised using the etch pit technique. The effects of nature of etchant and crystal history on etching are investigated and the dependence of etch pit shape on crystal face demonstrated. Observations by optical and scanning electron microscopy are used to study etch pit structure. The effects of thermal treatment and plastic deformation on dislocation glide and multiplication are examined and possible glide planes postulated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RDX, *DISLOCATIONS), ETCHING, CRYSTAL GROWTH, ETCHED CRYSTALS, ORGANIC SOLVENTS, ACETONES, CYCLOHEXANONES, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, AUSTRALIA

Subject Categories : Crystallography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE