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.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)