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Title: Anisotropy in the Ratchet Growth of PBX 9502

TATB-based compactions and composites are known to undergo “ratchet growth”, an irreversible volume increase that occurs upon heating or cooling of a specimen. Ratchet growth likely arises because the coefficient of thermal expansion of the TATB crystals is strongly anisotropic, but the exact mechanism is not well-understood. TATB crystals in solid, plastic-bonded, explosive PBX 9502 parts can have a preferred crystallographic orientation (texture) caused by the compaction process. As a result, the irreversible strain associated with PBX 9502 ratchet growth is anisotropic. The present paper relates the magnitude of ratchet growth to the crystalline anisotropy of the TATB crystals. The crystalline anisotropy is measured by x-ray diffraction and the ratchet growth is measured by a digital image-correlation technique.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1172867
Report Number(s):
LA-UR--15-21827
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE Crystallographic Texture; Explosive; PBX 9502; TATB; Ratchet Growth