Fast molecular processes in energetic materials

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This chapter describes experimental and theoretical approaches for understanding shock compression, low velocity initiation, hot spot formation, shock initiation and detonation of energetic materials and nanotechnology energetic materials on the femtosecond time scale and at the level of individual molecules. Particular attention is paid to models that combine chemistry, mechanics and quantum behavior. Suggestions are made for future work in key areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-191
Number of pages67
JournalTheoretical and Computational Chemistry
StatePublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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