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Title: Steady-state shock-driven reactions in mixtures of nano-sized aluminum and dilute hydrogen peroxide

Abstract

Mixtures of nanoaluminum (nAl) and dilute hydrogen peroxide (HP) were studied to determine their potential to detonate when subjected to explosive shock. Results of explosively driven rate stick experiments revealed steady shock propagation for stoichiometric mixtures of nAl and 10 wt% HP. The critical diameter of this composition is estimated to be between 27.7 and 34.5 mm. Detonation velocities between 3.034 and 3.187 mm/μs were obtained, varying with charge diameter and density. Furthermore this represents the first measured shock-driven, self-sustained reaction in nAl and dilute HP mixtures.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, 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), Office of Defense Programs (DP) (NA-10)
OSTI Identifier:
1398912
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-26796
Journal ID: ISSN 0737-0652
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Energetic Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Energetic Materials; Journal ID: ISSN 0737-0652
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; aluminum; nano; hydrogen peroxide; detonation; critical diameter

Citation Formats

Schmitt, Matthew Mark, Bowden, Patrick Robert, Tappan, Bryce C., and Henneke, Dale E. Steady-state shock-driven reactions in mixtures of nano-sized aluminum and dilute hydrogen peroxide. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1080/07370652.2017.1376233.
Schmitt, Matthew Mark, Bowden, Patrick Robert, Tappan, Bryce C., & Henneke, Dale E. Steady-state shock-driven reactions in mixtures of nano-sized aluminum and dilute hydrogen peroxide. United States. doi:10.1080/07370652.2017.1376233.
Schmitt, Matthew Mark, Bowden, Patrick Robert, Tappan, Bryce C., and Henneke, Dale E. 2017. "Steady-state shock-driven reactions in mixtures of nano-sized aluminum and dilute hydrogen peroxide". United States. doi:10.1080/07370652.2017.1376233.
@article{osti_1398912,
title = {Steady-state shock-driven reactions in mixtures of nano-sized aluminum and dilute hydrogen peroxide},
author = {Schmitt, Matthew Mark and Bowden, Patrick Robert and Tappan, Bryce C. and Henneke, Dale E.},
abstractNote = {Mixtures of nanoaluminum (nAl) and dilute hydrogen peroxide (HP) were studied to determine their potential to detonate when subjected to explosive shock. Results of explosively driven rate stick experiments revealed steady shock propagation for stoichiometric mixtures of nAl and 10 wt% HP. The critical diameter of this composition is estimated to be between 27.7 and 34.5 mm. Detonation velocities between 3.034 and 3.187 mm/μs were obtained, varying with charge diameter and density. Furthermore this represents the first measured shock-driven, self-sustained reaction in nAl and dilute HP mixtures.},
doi = {10.1080/07370652.2017.1376233},
journal = {Journal of Energetic Materials},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = 2017,
month = 9
}

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