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Title: Flying-plate detonator using a high-density high explosive

Abstract

A flying-plate detonator containing a high-density high explosive such as benzotrifuroxan (BTF). The detonator involves the electrical explosion of a thin metal foil which punches out a flyer from a layer overlying the foil, and the flyer striking a high-density explosive pellet of BTF, which is more thermally stable than the conventional detonator using pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN).

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866787
Patent Number(s):
4788913
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (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-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
flying-plate; detonator; high-density; explosive; containing; benzotrifuroxan; btf; involves; electrical; explosion; metal; foil; punches; flyer; layer; overlying; striking; pellet; thermally; stable; conventional; pentaerythritol; tetranitrate; petn; thermally stable; metal foil; layer overlying; flying-plate detonator; /102/

Citation Formats

Stroud, John R, and Ornellas, Donald L. Flying-plate detonator using a high-density high explosive. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Stroud, John R, & Ornellas, Donald L. Flying-plate detonator using a high-density high explosive. United States.
Stroud, John R, and Ornellas, Donald L. Fri . "Flying-plate detonator using a high-density high explosive". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866787.
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abstractNote = {A flying-plate detonator containing a high-density high explosive such as benzotrifuroxan (BTF). The detonator involves the electrical explosion of a thin metal foil which punches out a flyer from a layer overlying the foil, and the flyer striking a high-density explosive pellet of BTF, which is more thermally stable than the conventional detonator using pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN).},
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place = {United States},
year = {1988},
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