Optical Properties of Energetic Materials: RDX, HMX, AP, NC/NG, and HTPB

R. A. Isbell, M Quinn Brewster

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Abstract

Optical properties of RDX, HMX, AP, HTPB/IPDI and a catalyzed NC/NG propellant (N5) were obtained from 2.5 μm to 18 μm using FTIR transmission spectrometry. Scattering-corrected KBr pellet methodology was used for the crystalline materials. Absorption index (k) was measured directly and refractive index (n) was deduced using dispersion theory. At 10.600 μm the absorption coefficients were AP, 190 cm-1 (240 cm-1 at 10.6036 μm); HTPB/IPDI, 360 cm-1; N5, 510 cm-1; RDX, 2800 cm-1; and HMX, 5670 cm-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-224
Number of pages7
JournalPropellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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