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Title: Low voltage nonprimary explosive detonator

Abstract

A low voltage, electrically actuated, nonprimary explosive detonator is disclosed wherein said detonation is achieved by means of an explosive train in which a deflagration-to-detonation transition is made to occur. The explosive train is confined within a cylindrical body and positioned adjacent to low voltage ignition means have electrical leads extending outwardly from the cylindrical confining body. Application of a low voltage current to the electrical leads ignites a self-sustained deflagration in a donor portion of the explosive train which then is made to undergo a transition to detonation further down the train.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
  2. (Newbury, GB2)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
864138
Patent Number(s):
4316412
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
voltage; nonprimary; explosive; detonator; electrically; actuated; disclosed; detonation; achieved; means; train; deflagration-to-detonation; transition; occur; confined; cylindrical; positioned; adjacent; ignition; electrical; leads; extending; outwardly; confining; application; current; ignites; self-sustained; deflagration; donor; portion; undergo; extending outwardly; electrical leads; positioned adjacent; explosive train; electrical lead; electrically actuated; nonprimary explosive; explosive detonator; ignition means; voltage current; /102/

Citation Formats

Dinegar, Robert H., and Kirkham, John. Low voltage nonprimary explosive detonator. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Dinegar, Robert H., & Kirkham, John. Low voltage nonprimary explosive detonator. United States.
Dinegar, Robert H., and Kirkham, John. Fri . "Low voltage nonprimary explosive detonator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864138.
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abstractNote = {A low voltage, electrically actuated, nonprimary explosive detonator is disclosed wherein said detonation is achieved by means of an explosive train in which a deflagration-to-detonation transition is made to occur. The explosive train is confined within a cylindrical body and positioned adjacent to low voltage ignition means have electrical leads extending outwardly from the cylindrical confining body. Application of a low voltage current to the electrical leads ignites a self-sustained deflagration in a donor portion of the explosive train which then is made to undergo a transition to detonation further down the train.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
}

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