Accession Number : ADA311739

Title :   Symposium Proceedings Decomposition, Combustion, and Detonation Chemistry of Energetic Materials Held in Boston, Massachusetts on 27-30 November 1995. Volume 418.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Sep 95-28 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Pachavis, Robert H.

PDF Url : ADA311739

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 453

Abstract : Progress in the understanding of energetic materials from the initial synthesis, in the nonreacting state, and finally during decomposition on timescales from hours to picoseconds has markedly advanced in recent years, A major factor has been the incorporation of advanced diagnostics, such as AFM, broadband time-resolved spectroscopy, laser methods, high-level theory, and high-speed computing. New and unusual compounds, which have been sought on the basis of theoretically optimized properties, are progressing from imagination to reality. Control over physical properties, such as defect number and crystal growth characteristics, is occurring. Promising new levels of understanding about reaction pathways, kinetics, sensitivity mechanisms, combustion mechanisms, and shock fronts are being gained. The focus on component materials has continued to expand beyond studies of the neat oxidizers and monopropellants to the behavior of binders, metals and metalloids, and whole new classes of compounds. Many novel materials were mentioned throughout this symposium.

Descriptors :   *MATERIALS, *COMBUSTION, *ENERGETIC PROPERTIES, *DECOMPOSITION, *DETONATIONS, METALS, SYMPOSIA, OPTIMIZATION, COMPUTATIONS, SPECTROSCOPY, REACTION KINETICS, SYNTHESIS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, LASERS, SENSITIVITY, CHEMISTRY, CRYSTAL DEFECTS, BROADBAND, OXIDIZERS, BINDERS, CRYSTAL GROWTH, MONOPROPELLANTS, METALLOIDS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Ammunition and Explosives
      Crystallography
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE