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Title: Thermal decomposition of energetic materials viewed via dynamic x-ray radiography

We describe the evolution of solid density, leading up to ignition in the slow thermal decomposition of the solid organic secondary explosive octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine. This work describes an x-ray radiographic diagnostic, allowing the study of solid density in a fully encased explosive heated to thermal explosion. The result of this study is the ability to observe and manipulate the ignition volume in a thermal explosion.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, C-PCS J567, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22275770
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; EXPLOSIVES; PYROLYSIS; X RADIATION; X-RAY RADIOGRAPHY