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Title: Final report for SERDP WP-2209 Replacement melt-castable formulations for Composition B

Abstract

During this project we investigated a number of energetic materials both old and new and determined that most of them were unsuitable due to safety or sensitivity reasons. Unsuccessful coformulants include TNAZ and BNFF for volatility reasons, and DAAF due to thermal compatibility issues. The powerful explosive HMX became a focus of the work in later stages as it conferred excellent power while being commonly available in well-regulated particle size lots and is chemically compatible in the melt with many coformulants. Ultimately three preferred formulations emerged from this work: a formulation tested on large scale by ARDEC involving PrNQ and HMX; a formulation tested at ARDEC and LANL using a nitrate salt eutectic and HMX; a formulation tested at LANL using LLM-201 and HMX.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1358157
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-24143
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; Explosive

Citation Formats

Leonard, Philip, and Francois, Elizabeth Green. Final report for SERDP WP-2209 Replacement melt-castable formulations for Composition B. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1358157.
Leonard, Philip, & Francois, Elizabeth Green. Final report for SERDP WP-2209 Replacement melt-castable formulations for Composition B. United States. doi:10.2172/1358157.
Leonard, Philip, and Francois, Elizabeth Green. Fri . "Final report for SERDP WP-2209 Replacement melt-castable formulations for Composition B". United States. doi:10.2172/1358157. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1358157.
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title = {Final report for SERDP WP-2209 Replacement melt-castable formulations for Composition B},
author = {Leonard, Philip and Francois, Elizabeth Green},
abstractNote = {During this project we investigated a number of energetic materials both old and new and determined that most of them were unsuitable due to safety or sensitivity reasons. Unsuccessful coformulants include TNAZ and BNFF for volatility reasons, and DAAF due to thermal compatibility issues. The powerful explosive HMX became a focus of the work in later stages as it conferred excellent power while being commonly available in well-regulated particle size lots and is chemically compatible in the melt with many coformulants. Ultimately three preferred formulations emerged from this work: a formulation tested on large scale by ARDEC involving PrNQ and HMX; a formulation tested at ARDEC and LANL using a nitrate salt eutectic and HMX; a formulation tested at LANL using LLM-201 and HMX.},
doi = {10.2172/1358157},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 19 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Fri May 19 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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