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Title: Explosive laser light initiation of propellants

Abstract

A improved initiator for artillery shell using an explosively generated laser light to uniformly initiate the propellent. A small quantity of a high explosive, when detonated, creates a high pressure and temperature, causing the surrounding noble gas to fluoresce. This fluorescence is directed into a lasing material, which lases, and directs laser light into a cavity in the propellant, uniformly initiating the propellant.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Los Alamos, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
868789
Patent Number(s):
5212339
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
explosive; laser; light; initiation; propellants; improved; initiator; artillery; shell; explosively; generated; uniformly; initiate; propellent; quantity; detonated; creates; pressure; temperature; causing; surrounding; noble; gas; fluoresce; fluorescence; directed; lasing; material; lases; directs; cavity; propellant; initiating; laser light; noble gas; generated laser; directs laser; /102/60/

Citation Formats

Piltch, Martin S. Explosive laser light initiation of propellants. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Piltch, Martin S. Explosive laser light initiation of propellants. United States.
Piltch, Martin S. Fri . "Explosive laser light initiation of propellants". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868789.
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abstractNote = {A improved initiator for artillery shell using an explosively generated laser light to uniformly initiate the propellent. A small quantity of a high explosive, when detonated, creates a high pressure and temperature, causing the surrounding noble gas to fluoresce. This fluorescence is directed into a lasing material, which lases, and directs laser light into a cavity in the propellant, uniformly initiating the propellant.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
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