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Energetic Materials at Extreme Conditions

  • David I.A.┬áMillar

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. David I. A. Millar
    Pages 1-28
  3. David I. A. Millar
    Pages 29-54
  4. David I. A. Millar
    Pages 55-93
  5. David I. A. Millar
    Pages 95-124
  6. David I. A. Millar
    Pages 213-214
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-222

About this book

Introduction

David I.A. Millar's thesis explores the effects of extreme conditions on energetic materials. His study identifies and structurally characterises new polymorphs obtained at high pressures and/or temperatures. The performance of energetic materials (pyrotechnics, propellants and explosives) can depend on a number of factors including sensitivity to detonation, detonation velocity, and chemical and thermal stability. Polymorphism and solid-state phase transitions may therefore have significant consequences for the performance and safety of energetic materials. In order to model the behaviour of these important materials effectively under operational conditions it is essential to obtain detailed structural information at a range of temperatures and pressures.

Keywords

Energetic materials Equation of State Extreme conditions High-pressure Neutron diffraction High-pressure X-ray diffraction Polymorphism of energetic materials high pressure synthesis shock waves

Authors and affiliations

  • David I.A.┬áMillar
    • 1
  1. 1., EaStCHEM Research School of ChemistryUniversity of EdinburghEdinburghUnited Kingdom

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