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Title: Detonating apparatus

Abstract

1. Apparatus for detonation of high explosive in uniform timing comprising in combination, an outer case, spark gap electrodes insulatedly supported in spaced relationship within said case to form a spark gap, high explosive of the class consisting of pentaerythritol tetranitrate and trimethylene trinitramine substantially free from material sensitive to detonation by impact compressed in surrounding relation to said electrodes including said spark gap under a pressure from about 100 psi to about 500 psi, said spark gap with said compressed explosive therein requiring at least 1000 volts for sparking, and means for impressing at least 1000 volts on said spark gap.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Minneapolis, MN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862524
Patent Number(s):
3955505
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F42 - AMMUNITION F42B - EXPLOSIVE CHARGES, e.g. FOR BLASTING, FIREWORKS, AMMUNITION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
detonating; apparatus; detonation; explosive; uniform; timing; comprising; combination; outer; spark; gap; electrodes; insulatedly; supported; spaced; relationship; form; consisting; pentaerythritol; tetranitrate; trimethylene; trinitramine; substantially; free; material; sensitive; impact; compressed; surrounding; relation; including; pressure; 100; psi; 500; therein; requiring; 1000; volts; sparking; means; impressing; spaced relationship; spaced relation; substantially free; spark gap; gap electrodes; /102/

Citation Formats

Johnston, Lawrence H. Detonating apparatus. United States: N. p., 1976. Web.
Johnston, Lawrence H. Detonating apparatus. United States.
Johnston, Lawrence H. Thu . "Detonating apparatus". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862524.
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title = {Detonating apparatus},
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abstractNote = {1. Apparatus for detonation of high explosive in uniform timing comprising in combination, an outer case, spark gap electrodes insulatedly supported in spaced relationship within said case to form a spark gap, high explosive of the class consisting of pentaerythritol tetranitrate and trimethylene trinitramine substantially free from material sensitive to detonation by impact compressed in surrounding relation to said electrodes including said spark gap under a pressure from about 100 psi to about 500 psi, said spark gap with said compressed explosive therein requiring at least 1000 volts for sparking, and means for impressing at least 1000 volts on said spark gap.},
doi = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1976},
month = {1}
}

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