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Title: Steady-state shock-driven reactions in mixtures of nano-sized aluminum and dilute hydrogen peroxide

Mixtures of nanoaluminum (nAl) and dilute hydrogen peroxide (HP) were studied to determine their potential to detonate when subjected to explosive shock. Results of explosively driven rate stick experiments revealed steady shock propagation for stoichiometric mixtures of nAl and 10 wt% HP. The critical diameter of this composition is estimated to be between 27.7 and 34.5 mm. Detonation velocities between 3.034 and 3.187 mm/μs were obtained, varying with charge diameter and density. Furthermore this represents the first measured shock-driven, self-sustained reaction in nAl and dilute HP mixtures.
Authors:
 [1] ; ORCiD logo [1] ; ORCiD logo [1] ;  [2]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-26796
Journal ID: ISSN 0737-0652
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Energetic Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 36; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0737-0652
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Programs (DP) (NA-10)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; aluminum; nano; hydrogen peroxide; detonation; critical diameter
OSTI Identifier:
1398912

Schmitt, Matthew Mark, Bowden, Patrick Robert, Tappan, Bryce C., and Henneke, Dale E.. Steady-state shock-driven reactions in mixtures of nano-sized aluminum and dilute hydrogen peroxide. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1080/07370652.2017.1376233.
Schmitt, Matthew Mark, Bowden, Patrick Robert, Tappan, Bryce C., & Henneke, Dale E.. Steady-state shock-driven reactions in mixtures of nano-sized aluminum and dilute hydrogen peroxide. United States. doi:10.1080/07370652.2017.1376233.
Schmitt, Matthew Mark, Bowden, Patrick Robert, Tappan, Bryce C., and Henneke, Dale E.. 2017. "Steady-state shock-driven reactions in mixtures of nano-sized aluminum and dilute hydrogen peroxide". United States. doi:10.1080/07370652.2017.1376233. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1398912.
@article{osti_1398912,
title = {Steady-state shock-driven reactions in mixtures of nano-sized aluminum and dilute hydrogen peroxide},
author = {Schmitt, Matthew Mark and Bowden, Patrick Robert and Tappan, Bryce C. and Henneke, Dale E.},
abstractNote = {Mixtures of nanoaluminum (nAl) and dilute hydrogen peroxide (HP) were studied to determine their potential to detonate when subjected to explosive shock. Results of explosively driven rate stick experiments revealed steady shock propagation for stoichiometric mixtures of nAl and 10 wt% HP. The critical diameter of this composition is estimated to be between 27.7 and 34.5 mm. Detonation velocities between 3.034 and 3.187 mm/μs were obtained, varying with charge diameter and density. Furthermore this represents the first measured shock-driven, self-sustained reaction in nAl and dilute HP mixtures.},
doi = {10.1080/07370652.2017.1376233},
journal = {Journal of Energetic Materials},
number = 3,
volume = 36,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}