High-pressure studies of energetic co-crystals and salts


This proposal will explore the effects of elevated pressures and temperatures on the structures of an energetic co-crystal containing nitroguanidine (NQ)and an energetic salt formed containing nitrotriazolone (NTO). Both NQ and NTO are used in explosive formulations and as propellants. The wider project aim is understand the types of structures formed by energetic co-crystals/salts, and discover whether these materials have enhanced properties, e.g. reduced sensitivity to accidental initiation, improved long-term storage and thermal stability. It is important to understand the responses of such materials to elevated pressures and temperatures, on the basis that extreme conditions are experienced during detonation processes. High-pressure structures inform us about how energy may be transferred within the material, thereby guiding the design of safer explosives and propellants.

DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/ISIS.E.58447566
Metadata Access https://icatisis.esc.rl.ac.uk/oaipmh/request?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_datacite&identifier=oai:icatisis.esc.rl.ac.uk:inv/58447566
Creator Mr Daniel Ward; Professor Colin Pulham; Dr Bill Marshall; Mr Paul Coster; Miss Hayleigh Lloyd
Publisher ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Publication Year 2018
Rights CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
Contact isisdata(at)stfc.ac.uk
Resource Type Dataset
Discipline Chemistry; Natural Sciences; Physics
Temporal Coverage Begin 2015-03-24T10:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-03-30T08:33:39Z