Accession Number : AD0734595

Title :   Shock-Sensitive Cyclotrimethylene trinitramine (RDX),

Corporate Author : DEFENCE STANDARDS LABS MARIBYRNONG (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Batten,J. J.

Report Date : 02 APR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A form of RDX with a shock sensitivity comparable with that of PETN has been produced by sublimation. However, the material is as insensitive to heat, impact, friction and static discharge as are the normal forms of RDX, and it has a similar storage life. The shock sensitivity tests were performed with these explosives either cast in TNT or bonded in silicone rubber. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RDX, SHOCK RESISTANCE), SUBLIMATION, CRYSTAL STRUCTURE, AUSTRALIA

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE