Accession Number : ADD008377

Title :   Method for Producing Hydrogen or Deuterium from Storable Solid Propellant Compositions Based on Complex Metal Boron Compounds.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Chew,William M ; Ayers,Orval E ; Murfree,James A ; Martignoni,Pasquale

Report Date : 20 Dec 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Disclosed are storable solid propellant compositions based on complex metal boron compounds of the general formula M(BH4)x or M(BD4)x, (where M equals a metal and x equals the valence of the metal M; M is an alkali metal or an alkaline earth metal; H is hydrogen, and D is deuterium) and ammonium salts of the general formula (NH4)nY or deuteroammonium salts of the general formula (ND4)nY (where Y represents an anion with a total charge of n; N is nitrogen, H is hydrogen, and D is deuterium) combined stoichiometrically or in varying molar ratios. The stoichiometric blend is employed in a method for producing hydrogen or deuterium that contains nitrogen as an inert diluent and is acceptable for use in HF/DF chemical lasers, the gas dynamic laser (GDL), or as a source to generate hydrogen containing an inert diluent. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Hydrogen, *Deuterium, Gas generating systems, *Solid propellants, *Chemical lasers, Gas dynamic lasers, Metal compounds, Boranes, Ammonium compounds, Stoichiometry, Mixtures

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE