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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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
  2. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT & T CORP
OSTI Identifier:
866046
Patent Number(s):
4621577
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
miniature; plasma; accelerating; detonator; method; detonating; insensitive; materials; explosives; comprises; pair; parallel; rail; electrodes; connected; power; supply; shorting; generated; accelerated; impact; projectile; arranged; rails; alternative; arrangement; coaxial; electrode; construction; relates; electrodes connected; power supply; sensitive material; coaxial electrode; sensitive materials; parallel rail; detonator comprises; /102/89/

Citation Formats

Bickes, Jr., Robert W., Kopczewski, Michael R, and Schwarz, Alfred C. Miniature plasma accelerating detonator and method of detonating insensitive materials. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Bickes, Jr., Robert W., Kopczewski, Michael R, & Schwarz, Alfred C. Miniature plasma accelerating detonator and method of detonating insensitive materials. United States.
Bickes, Jr., Robert W., Kopczewski, Michael R, and Schwarz, Alfred C. Wed . "Miniature plasma accelerating detonator and method of detonating insensitive materials". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866046.
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title = {Miniature plasma accelerating detonator and method of detonating insensitive materials},
author = {Bickes, Jr., Robert W. and Kopczewski, Michael R and Schwarz, Alfred C},
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.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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