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Title: Thermally stable, plastic-bonded explosives

Abstract

By use of an appropriate thermoplastic rubber as the binder, the thermal stability and thermal stress characteristics of plastic-bonded explosives may be greatly improved. In particular, an HMX-based explosive composition using an oil-extended styrene-ethylenebutylene-styrene block copolymer as the binder exhibits high explosive energy and thermal stability and good handling safety and physical properties.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Santa Fe, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
863423
Patent Number(s):
4168191
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C06 - EXPLOSIVES C06B - EXPLOSIVES OR THERMIC COMPOSITIONS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
thermally; stable; plastic-bonded; explosives; appropriate; thermoplastic; rubber; binder; thermal; stability; stress; characteristics; greatly; improved; particular; hmx-based; explosive; composition; oil-extended; styrene-ethylenebutylene-styrene; block; copolymer; exhibits; energy; handling; safety; physical; properties; block copolymer; thermal stability; explosive composition; thermal stress; physical properties; thermally stable; greatly improved; stress characteristics; explosive energy; plastic-bonded explosives; /149/

Citation Formats

Benziger, Theodore M. Thermally stable, plastic-bonded explosives. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Benziger, Theodore M. Thermally stable, plastic-bonded explosives. United States.
Benziger, Theodore M. Mon . "Thermally stable, plastic-bonded explosives". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863423.
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place = {United States},
year = {1979},
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