Accession Number : ADD008291

Title :   Condensed Explosive Gas Dynamic Laser.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Hershkowitz,Joseph ; Lanzerotti,Mary Y DeWolf

Report Date : 04 Jul 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The condensed explosive of a gas dynamic laser is a condensed mixture of one or more nonhydrogenous organic explosive compounds, such as TNM, with a sufficient amount of aluminum or zirconium powder to supply energy to the products so that a temperature of at least 1100K can be achieved at a nozzle throat at a pressure of not more than 10 atmospheres, in such proportions that tau(sub II) tau(sub E) tau(sub I), which produces a population inversion. Satisfactory examples include TNM alone or combined with HNB in various proportions, mixed with 7.5 to 17.5% of aluminum powder. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Gas dynamic lasers, *Explosives, *Mixtures, Inventions, Powder metals, Aluminum, Zirconium, Benzene compounds, Nitroso compounds, Temperature, Nozzle throats

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE