Accession Number : ADD015751

Title :   Densifying and Stabilizing Ingredient.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 6 Nov 74, patented 19 Mar 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Johnson, Craig E ; Dendor, Paul F

Report Date : 09 Mar 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : This invention relates to explosives and more particularly to that branch of explosives known as propellants, wherein the propellants are those stabilized and densified with at least one lead fluoride. In the explosive field there are four general subdivisions - (1) primary explosives (2) secondary explosives, (3) pyrotechnics, and (4) propellants. The primary explosives are generally very sensitive and serve to initiate a other less sensitive explosives. A secondary explosive has high brisance and shattering power but little propelling power. Most secondary explosives are usually less sensitive than primary explosives and require a primary explosives to initiate them

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PROPELLANTS, *EXPLOSIVES, *LEAD(METAL), STABILITY, DENSITY, PYROTECHNICS, SMOKE MUNITIONS, LIGHT, ROCKETS, ARTILLERY AMMUNITION, COMBUSTION, EFFICIENCY, FLUORIDES

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE