Springer Theses

Mechanochemical Processes in Energetic Materials

A Computational and Experimental Investigation

Authors: Michalchuk, Adam A.L.

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This book uses experimental and computational methods to rationalize and predict for the first time the relative impact sensitivities of a range of energetic materials. Using knowledge of crystal structures, vibrational properties, energy-transfer mechanisms, and experimentally measured sensitivities, it describes a model that leads to excellent correlation with experimental results in all cases. As such, the book paves the way for a new, fully ab initio approach for the design of safer energetic materials based solely on knowledge of their solid-state structures.

Energetic materials (explosives, propellants, gas generators, and pyrotechnics) are defined as materials that release heat and/or gaseous products at a high rate upon stimulus by heat, impact, shock, sparks, etc. They have widespread military and civilian uses, including munitions, mining, quarrying, demolition, emergency signaling, automotive safety, and space exploration. One of their most important properties is sensitivity to accidental initiation during manufacture, transport, storage, and operation, which has important implications for their safe use.


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mechanochemical Processes in Energetic Materials
Book Subtitle
A Computational and Experimental Investigation
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56966-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56966-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56965-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 185
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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