Propagation of shock-induced chemistry in nanoenergetic materials: The first micrometer

Yanqiang Yang, Shufeng Wang, Zhaoyong Sun, Dana D. Dlott

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Abstract

The propagation of shock-induced chemical reaction over nanometer distances in nanoenergetic materials was analyzed. The experiment was performed with energetic materials consisting of Al nanoparticles in the polymer oxidizers nitrocellulose (NC) and Teflon. It was found that the total energy drives a spherical shock front into the polymer that causes shock-induced chemical decomposition. The results show that the distance of reaction propagation increase linearly with total energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3667-3676
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume95
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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