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Title: Energetic Materials

Abstract

Energetic materials comprise explosives, pyrotechnics, and propellants. The science of energetic materials is dedicated to developing means to predict performance and safety characteristics with high fidelity. This is a particular challenge and is predicated on materials science and engineering, physics, chemistry, and dynamic response in extreme conditions. Fundamental elements of these complicated composite materials remain grand challenges—from the design of high-energy metastable molecules, to the engineering of composite formulations, to the processing parameters that link to safety and performance characteristics in as-yet undetermined ways. Key elements include crystalline mechanics, grain dynamics, multiphase interfaces, thermal and mechanical damage, and failure—all linked to multistep and high-rate chemistry and shock physics. A future revolution in our understanding and predictive capability for energetic materials behavior and responses is dependent upon sustained focus and advances in materials research and development.

Authors:
 [1];  [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
OSTI Identifier:
1425777
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-22014
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Materials for the Future; energetic materials

Citation Formats

Pietrass, Tanja, Teter, David Fredrick, and Kippen, Karen Elizabeth. Energetic Materials. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1425777.
Pietrass, Tanja, Teter, David Fredrick, & Kippen, Karen Elizabeth. Energetic Materials. United States. doi:10.2172/1425777.
Pietrass, Tanja, Teter, David Fredrick, and Kippen, Karen Elizabeth. Mon . "Energetic Materials". United States. doi:10.2172/1425777. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1425777.
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abstractNote = {Energetic materials comprise explosives, pyrotechnics, and propellants. The science of energetic materials is dedicated to developing means to predict performance and safety characteristics with high fidelity. This is a particular challenge and is predicated on materials science and engineering, physics, chemistry, and dynamic response in extreme conditions. Fundamental elements of these complicated composite materials remain grand challenges—from the design of high-energy metastable molecules, to the engineering of composite formulations, to the processing parameters that link to safety and performance characteristics in as-yet undetermined ways. Key elements include crystalline mechanics, grain dynamics, multiphase interfaces, thermal and mechanical damage, and failure—all linked to multistep and high-rate chemistry and shock physics. A future revolution in our understanding and predictive capability for energetic materials behavior and responses is dependent upon sustained focus and advances in materials research and development.},
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year = {Mon Mar 12 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
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