asteroza + explosive   8

Ground state structure of high-energy-density polymeric carbon monoxide
New explosive, 5-10x TNT, so 3x+ better than HMX. If it is really metastable, and not touchy as hell like octanitrocubane...
metastable  polymer  crystal  carbon  monoxide  materials  science  research  technology  explosive  military  Delicious 
april 2017 by asteroza
Making cars of the future stronger, using less energy | News Room - The Ohio State University
So, using a capacitor bank to blow up an aluminum foil sheet for the wave front from the explosion impact welds two dissimilar metals.
vaporized  foil  actuator  VFA  pulse  explosive  explosion  impact  welding  joining  joint  meld  metal  metallurgy  materials  science  research  technology  Delicious 
october 2015 by asteroza
High Power Explosive with Good Sensitivity: A 2:1 Cocrystal of CL-20:HMX - Crystal Growth & Design (ACS Publications)
CL-20 is a the most powerful modern explosive known, but is as unstable as PETN, making it unsuitable as is ,due to impacts causing sudden detonation. But fixing it in a cocrystal with HMX makes a hybrid that has 20% more power over pure HMX, which is the more common military explosive, while being about as stable as regular HMX.
materials  science  research  technology  explosive  explosives  CL-20  HMX  cocrystal  manufacturing  crystal  military  warhead  Delicious 
september 2012 by asteroza
A computational study of novel nitratoxycarbon, nitritocarbonyl, and nitrate compounds and their potential as high energy materials 10.1016/j.comptc.2011.10.011 : Computational and Theoretical Chemistry |
Apparently a unique synthetic chemical compound originally put together by a 10 year old, verified through computational chemistry. Possible applications as a novel explosive or energy storage mechanism, but synthesizing it seems rather hard. When you see 4 nitrogen atoms that close together, you know it's going to be a party...
explosive  science  chemistry  computational  technology  research  materials  hemical  synthetic  tetranitratoxycarbon  Delicious 
february 2012 by asteroza

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