Accession Number : AD0802068

Title :   EFFECT OF PHASE CHANGE IN SOLID-SOLID REACTIONS.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Oct 65-Oct 66,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON COLL CHESTERTOWN MD DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s) : McLain, Joseph H. ; McClure, Michael D.

Report Date : 14 NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : Reaction mechanism for sulfur, potassium chlorate and sodium bicarbonate mixtures has been confirmed. The new thermal analytical technique of thermoconductimetric analysis has been modified improved and expanded. It has been determined that mechanical grinding and moisture content have a pronounced effect on the potassium chlorate, sulfur and sodium bicarbonate system. An explanation for premature detonations of colored smoke mix is presented. A new method of plotting time-temperature data of ignition studies has been presented and discussed. The effect of mechanical activation of potassium chlorate in a stoichiometric mixture with powdered sulfur has been investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL ANALYSIS), (*EXPLOSIVES, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, OXIDES, BURNING RATE, ADDITIVES, POTASSIUM COMPOUNDS, CHLORATES, SODIUM COMPOUNDS, BICARBONATES, SULFUR, IGNITION, DETONATIONS, DOPING, LEAD COMPOUNDS, CATALYSTS, COLORED SMOKES, MIXTURES, SOLID ROCKET FUELS.

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE