Thermal Studies on the Boron-Molybdenum Trioxide Pyrotechnic Delay System

  • E. L. Charsley
  • M. R. Ottaway


Pyrotechnic delay compositions are designed to undergo self-sustained combustion in the absence of air and are used as timing devices. They consist typically of an intimate mixture of a metal powder with an inorganic oxidant. This work reports a preliminary study on the boron-molybdenum oxide delay system using thermal analysis techniques, supplemented by X-ray diffraction analysis.


Boron Content Molybdenum Oxide Thermal Analysis Technique Ignition Condition Molybdenum Trioxide 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. L. Charsley
    • 1
  • M. R. Ottaway
    • 1
  1. 1.Consultancy ServiceStanton RedcroftLondonUK

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