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Title: A review of the mechanism by which EBW detonators function

Abstract

An introduction to exploding bridge wire EBW detonators is given followed by an extensive critical review of open source literature pertaining to these devices. The aim is to better establish the mechanism of operation. Some authors state that the key mechanism is shock-to-detonation (SDT) while others maintain it is deflagration-to-detonation (DDT), or a complex combination of both. Many authors fail to specifically explain what they mean by these often misappropriated terms.

Authors:
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  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:
1484607
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-31181
DOE Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Rae, Philip John. A review of the mechanism by which EBW detonators function. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1484607.
Rae, Philip John. A review of the mechanism by which EBW detonators function. United States. doi:10.2172/1484607.
Rae, Philip John. Thu . "A review of the mechanism by which EBW detonators function". United States. doi:10.2172/1484607. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1484607.
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abstractNote = {An introduction to exploding bridge wire EBW detonators is given followed by an extensive critical review of open source literature pertaining to these devices. The aim is to better establish the mechanism of operation. Some authors state that the key mechanism is shock-to-detonation (SDT) while others maintain it is deflagration-to-detonation (DDT), or a complex combination of both. Many authors fail to specifically explain what they mean by these often misappropriated terms.},
doi = {10.2172/1484607},
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place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
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