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Title: Miniature plasma accelerating detonator and method of detonating insensitive materials

Abstract

The invention is a detonator for use with high explosives. The detonator comprises a pair of parallel rail electrodes connected to a power supply. By shorting the electrodes at one end, a plasma is generated and accelerated toward the other end to impact against explosives. A projectile can be arranged between the rails to be accelerated by the plasma. An alternative arrangement is to a coaxial electrode construction. The invention also relates to a method of detonating explosives. 3 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5271881
Application Number:
ON: DE85017747
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy SNL; EDB-85-149194
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; CHEMICAL EXPLOSIVES; DETONATIONS; DETONATORS; DESIGN; ELECTRODES; PERFORMANCE; PLASMA; EXPLOSIVES; 450100* - Military Technology, Weaponry, & National Defense- Chemical Explosions & Explosives

Citation Formats

Bickes, R.W. Jr., Kopczewski, M.R., and Schwarz, A.C. Miniature plasma accelerating detonator and method of detonating insensitive materials. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Bickes, R.W. Jr., Kopczewski, M.R., & Schwarz, A.C. Miniature plasma accelerating detonator and method of detonating insensitive materials. United States.
Bickes, R.W. Jr., Kopczewski, M.R., and Schwarz, A.C. Fri . "Miniature plasma accelerating detonator and method of detonating insensitive materials". United States.
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abstractNote = {The invention is a detonator for use with high explosives. The detonator comprises a pair of parallel rail electrodes connected to a power supply. By shorting the electrodes at one end, a plasma is generated and accelerated toward the other end to impact against explosives. A projectile can be arranged between the rails to be accelerated by the plasma. An alternative arrangement is to a coaxial electrode construction. The invention also relates to a method of detonating explosives. 3 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
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