Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics

Energetic Materials

From Cradle to Grave

Editors: Shukla, M., Boddu, V.M., Steevens, J.A., Damavarapu, R., Leszczynski, J. (Eds.)

  • Describes recent advances and the future of energetic materials as well as remediation strategies
  • Includes contributions from theoretical and experimental researchers working in the field of energetic materials
  • Features “cradle to grave” information on energetic materials
  • Written by leading international experts
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This book offers a comprehensive account of energetic materials, including their synthesis, computational modeling, applications, associated degradation mechanisms, environmental consequences and fate and transport. This multi-author contributed volume describes how armed forces around the world are moving their attention from legacy explosive compounds, which are heat and shock sensitive (thus posing greater challenges in terms of handling and storage), to the insensitive munitions compounds/formulations such as insensitive munitions explosive (IMX) and the Picatinny Arsenal Explosive (PAX) series of compounds. The description of energetic materials focuses on explosives, pyrotechnic compositions, and propellants. The contributors go on to explain how modern generation energetic compounds must be insensitive to shock and heat but at the same time yield more energy upon explosion. Nanoinspired and/or co-crystallized energetic materials offer another route to generate next-generation energetic materials, and this authoritative book bridges a large gap in the literature by providing a comprehensive analysis of these compounds. Additionally, it includes a valuable overview of energetic materials, a detailed discussion of recent advances on future energetic compounds, nanotechnology in energetic materials, environmental contamination and toxicity, assessment of munitions lethality, the application quantitative structure–activity relationship (QSAR) in design of energetics and the fate and transport of munition compounds in the environment.

About the authors

Manoj Shukla is Computational Chemistry Team Leader at the Environmental Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS, USA.

Veera M. Boddu is the Research Leader of the Plant Polymer Research Unit (PPL) at the National Center for Agriculture Utilization Research (NCAUR), Agriculture Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, ARS/USDA, 1815 N. University St., Peoria, IL  61604, USA

Jeffery Steevens is a Research Toxicologist at the U.S. Geological Survey, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Columbia, MO, USA.

Damavarapu Reddy is Research Chemist at the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Picatinny, NJ, USA.

Jerzy Leszczynski is a Professor of Chemistry and President's Distinguished Fellow at the Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • High Performance, Low Sensitivity: The Impossible (or Possible) Dream?

    Politzer, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Recent Advances in Gun Propellant Development: From Molecules to Materials

    Rozumov, Eugene

    Pages 23-65

  • How to Use QSPR Models to Help the Design and the Safety of Energetic Materials

    Fayet, Guillaume (et al.)

    Pages 67-90

  • Energetic Polymers: Synthesis and Applications

    Paraskos, Alexander J.

    Pages 91-134

  • Pyrophoric Nanomaterials

    Haines, Chris (et al.)

    Pages 135-170

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eBook $269.00
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Hardcover $349.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energetic Materials
Book Subtitle
From Cradle to Grave
Editors
  • Manoj Shukla
  • Veera M. Boddu
  • Jeffery A. Steevens
  • Reddy Damavarapu
  • Jerzy Leszczynski
Series Title
Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59208-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59208-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59206-0
Series ISSN
2542-4491
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 482
Number of Illustrations and Tables
142 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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