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Title: Non-lead, environmentally safe projectiles and explosives containers

Abstract

A solid object having controlled frangibility, such as a bullet or a container for explosives, is made by combining two different metals in proportions calculated to achieve a desired density, without using lead. A wetting material is deposited on the base constituent which is made of a relative dense, hard material. The wetting material enhances the wettability of the base constituent with the binder constituent, which is lighter and softer than the base constituent.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Clinton, TN
  2. Maryville, TN
  3. Kingston, TN
  4. Knoxville, TN
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LOCKHEED MARTIN ENRGY SYST INC
OSTI Identifier:
873494
Patent Number(s):
US 6174494
Application Number:
09/044913
Assignee:
Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
non-lead; environmentally; safe; projectiles; explosives; containers; solid; controlled; frangibility; bullet; container; combining; metals; proportions; calculated; achieve; desired; density; lead; wetting; material; deposited; base; constituent; relative; dense; hard; enhances; wettability; binder; lighter; softer; safe projectiles; proportions calculated; environmentally safe; base constituent; desired density; binder constituent; hard material; controlled frangibility; /419/102/

Citation Formats

Lowden, Richard A, McCoig, Thomas M, Dooley, Joseph B, and Smith, Cyrus M. Non-lead, environmentally safe projectiles and explosives containers. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Lowden, Richard A, McCoig, Thomas M, Dooley, Joseph B, & Smith, Cyrus M. Non-lead, environmentally safe projectiles and explosives containers. United States.
Lowden, Richard A, McCoig, Thomas M, Dooley, Joseph B, and Smith, Cyrus M. Tue . "Non-lead, environmentally safe projectiles and explosives containers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873494.
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abstractNote = {A solid object having controlled frangibility, such as a bullet or a container for explosives, is made by combining two different metals in proportions calculated to achieve a desired density, without using lead. A wetting material is deposited on the base constituent which is made of a relative dense, hard material. The wetting material enhances the wettability of the base constituent with the binder constituent, which is lighter and softer than the base constituent.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
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