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Title: Shock compression synthesis of hard materials

Abstract

The purpose of this research was to adapt the high explosives technology that was developed in conjunction with nuclear weapons programs to subjecting materials to ultra-high pressures and to explore the utility of this technique for the synthesis of hard materials. The research was conducted in collaboration with researchers at the University of Texas, Texas Tech University and Pantex (Mason and Hanger Corp.). The group designed, modeled, built, and tested a new device that allows quantitative recovery of grams of material that have been subjected to unprecedented pressures. The modeling work was done at Texas Tech and Pantex. The metal parts and material samples were made at the University of Texas, and Pantex machined the explosives, assembled the devices and conducted the detonations. Sample characterization was carried out at the University of Texas and Texas Tech.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Amarillo National Resource Center for Plutonium, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
334297
Report Number(s):
ANRCP-1999-13
ON: DE99002189; TRN: AHC29914%%101
DOE Contract Number:  
FC04-95AL85832
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Mar 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER; SYNTHESIS; PRESSURE DEPENDENCE; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; FULLERENES; DIAMONDS; CARBON NITRIDES; SHOCK WAVES; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIONS

Citation Formats

Willson, C G. Shock compression synthesis of hard materials. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/334297.
Willson, C G. Shock compression synthesis of hard materials. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/334297
Willson, C G. 1999. "Shock compression synthesis of hard materials". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/334297. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/334297.
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