Accession Number : ADD009932

Title :   Taggants with Explosive Induced Magnetic Susceptibility.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Boyars,Carl

Report Date : 16 Nov 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This document describes a color-coded taggant for the post-detonation identification of explosive material. Retrieval of the taggant after detonation of an explosive is facilitated by the addition of nickel formate to the taggant. The additive renders the taggant magnetically susceptible only after detonation. This eliminates the possibility of the unauthorized removal of the taggant by a magnet before detonation but retains the advantages of facile retrieval by means of a magnet subsequent to detonation.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Explosives, *Magnetic materials, *Markers, Identification, Detonations, Additives, Nickel compounds, Formates, Magnets, Collecting methods, Colors, Coding

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE