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Title: Characterization of TNAZ

Abstract

The explosive TNAZ has recently become available in pilot-plant quantities. We have found its small-scale safety properties similar to those of other nitramines. Detonation calorimetry showed TNAZ to have 96% the energy of HMX and 150% of TNT. The shock sensitivity of neat TNAZ is greater than LX-14. A retonation wave was observed when the material was shocked at 2.0 GPa. The initiation behavior of neat TNAZ cannot be classified as either homogeneous or heterogeneous. Six plastic bonded TNAZ-based explosives have been developed for the Army.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States); Department of Defense, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
71573
Report Number(s):
UCRL-ID-119672
ON: DE95011524
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 14 Dec 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; TESTING; SAFETY ANALYSIS; SENSITIVITY; CALORIMETRY; COMBUSTION KINETICS; DETONATION LIMITS; IGNITION

Citation Formats

Simpson, R.L., Garza, R.G., Foltz, M.F., Ornellas, D.L., and Utriew, P.A. Characterization of TNAZ. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/71573.
Simpson, R.L., Garza, R.G., Foltz, M.F., Ornellas, D.L., & Utriew, P.A. Characterization of TNAZ. United States. doi:10.2172/71573.
Simpson, R.L., Garza, R.G., Foltz, M.F., Ornellas, D.L., and Utriew, P.A. Wed . "Characterization of TNAZ". United States. doi:10.2172/71573. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/71573.
@article{osti_71573,
title = {Characterization of TNAZ},
author = {Simpson, R.L. and Garza, R.G. and Foltz, M.F. and Ornellas, D.L. and Utriew, P.A.},
abstractNote = {The explosive TNAZ has recently become available in pilot-plant quantities. We have found its small-scale safety properties similar to those of other nitramines. Detonation calorimetry showed TNAZ to have 96% the energy of HMX and 150% of TNT. The shock sensitivity of neat TNAZ is greater than LX-14. A retonation wave was observed when the material was shocked at 2.0 GPa. The initiation behavior of neat TNAZ cannot be classified as either homogeneous or heterogeneous. Six plastic bonded TNAZ-based explosives have been developed for the Army.},
doi = {10.2172/71573},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Dec 14 00:00:00 EST 1994},
month = {Wed Dec 14 00:00:00 EST 1994}
}

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