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Title: Zirconium hydride containing explosive composition

Abstract

An improved explosive composition is disclosed and comprises a major portion of an explosive having a detonation velocity between about 1500 and 10,000 meters per second and a minor amount of a donor additive comprising a non-explosive compound or mixture of non-explosive compounds which when subjected to an energy fluence of 1000 calories/cm.sup.2 or less is capable of releasing free radicals each having a molecular weight between 1 and 120. Exemplary donor additives are dibasic acids, polyamines and metal hydrides.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (18 Shadow Oak Rd., Danville, CA 94526)
  2. (4290 Colgate Way, Livermore, CA 94550)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864064
Patent Number(s):
US 4304614
Assignee:
Walker, Franklin E. (18 Shadow Oak Rd., Danville, CA 94526);Wasley, Richard J. (4290 Colgate Way, Livermore, CA 94550) LLNL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
zirconium; hydride; containing; explosive; composition; improved; disclosed; comprises; major; portion; detonation; velocity; 1500; 10; 000; meters; minor; amount; donor; additive; comprising; non-explosive; compound; mixture; compounds; subjected; energy; fluence; 1000; calories; cm; capable; releasing; free; radicals; molecular; weight; 120; exemplary; additives; dibasic; acids; polyamines; metal; hydrides; metal hydrides; free radical; detonation velocity; explosive composition; molecular weight; metal hydride; major portion; minor amount; free radicals; improved explosive; additive comprising; zirconium hydride; hydride containing; explosive compound; explosive compounds; energy fluence; donor additive; /149/

Citation Formats

Walker, Franklin E., and Wasley, Richard J. Zirconium hydride containing explosive composition. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Walker, Franklin E., & Wasley, Richard J. Zirconium hydride containing explosive composition. United States.
Walker, Franklin E., and Wasley, Richard J. Thu . "Zirconium hydride containing explosive composition". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864064.
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title = {Zirconium hydride containing explosive composition},
author = {Walker, Franklin E. and Wasley, Richard J.},
abstractNote = {An improved explosive composition is disclosed and comprises a major portion of an explosive having a detonation velocity between about 1500 and 10,000 meters per second and a minor amount of a donor additive comprising a non-explosive compound or mixture of non-explosive compounds which when subjected to an energy fluence of 1000 calories/cm.sup.2 or less is capable of releasing free radicals each having a molecular weight between 1 and 120. Exemplary donor additives are dibasic acids, polyamines and metal hydrides.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1981},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1981}
}

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