Accession Number : ADD000402

Title :   Fluorine Generating Solid Formulation for Use in Chemical Lasers.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : O'Pray,John E

Report Date : 30 Dec 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The patent application concerns a solid fluorine generating composition for use in a chemical laser which comprises a mixture of xenon tetrafluoride and polytetrafluoroethylene. The combustion products of this formulation are fluorine, xenon, and carbon tetrafluoride. The combustion temperatures and, therefore, the degree of fluorine dissociation can be readily controlled by altering the ratio of xenon tetrafluoride to polytetrafluoroethylene.

Descriptors :   *Gas generating systems, *Fluorine, *Chemical lasers, Powders, Solids, Tetrafluoroethylene resins, Fluorides, Combustion products

Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE