Optical properties of RDX and HMX

R. A. Isbell, M. Q. Brewster

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Optical properties of RDX (cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine) and HMX (cyclotetramethylene-tetranitramine) were obtained from 2.5 to 18 μm using scattering-corrected KBr pellet-FTIR transmission spectrometry. Absorption index (k) was measured directly and refractive index (n) was deduced using dispersion theory. At 10.6 μm the absorption coefficients were RDX, 2800 cm-1 and HMX, 5670 cm-1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-90
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1996
EventProceedings of the 1995 MRS Fall Symposium - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 27 1995Nov 30 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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