Accession Number : AD0874527

Title :   The Deflagration of Pure and Isomorphously Doped Ammonium Perchlorate.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s) : Boggs, Thomas L. ; Price, Edward W. ; Zurn, Donald E.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The deflagration behavior of pure and doped ammonium perchlorate (AP) was studied over the pressure range 300 to 6,000 psia, using cinephotomicrography of burning samples and scanning electron microscopy of quenched samples. Materials studied were pure AP in single-crystal and pressed-pellet form, and single crystals with controlled isomorphous substitution of K(+), MnO4(-) and Cr2O7(-2) ions. This study shows that previous speculations regarding the combustion of AP are based on erroneous assumptions, and more realistic views, based on the observations, are proposed. In addition, some serious questions regarding the relevance of low-temperature, low-heating-rate, and low-pressure decomposition data to actual combustion are posed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DEFLAGRATION), (*AMMONIUM PERCHLORATE, DOPING, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, MOTION PICTURE PHOTOGRAPHY, SINGLE CRYSTALS, CHROMATES, MANGANATES, COMBUSTION.

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE