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By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Committee on Advanced Energetic Materials and Manufacturing Technologies

Complex vigorous fabrics - explosive fill and propellants - are a serious expertise for nationwide safety. whereas numerous new promising thoughts and formulations have emerged lately, the dep. of security is worried in regards to the nation's skill to take care of and increase the information base during this quarter. to help in addressing those issues, places of work inside of DOD requested the NRC to enquire and determine the scope and well-being of the U.S. R&D efforts in lively fabrics. This document presents that overview. It provides a number of findings in regards to the present R&D attempt and suggestions geared toward bettering U.S. functions in constructing new lively fabrics know-how. This research reviewed U.S. learn and improvement in complicated energetics being carried out through DoD, the DoE nationwide laboratories, industries, and academia, from a listing supplied by way of the sponsors. It additionally: reviewed papers and know-how tests of non-U.S. paintings in complicated energetics, assessed very important parameters, akin to validity, viability, and the chance that every of those fabrics could be produced in volume; pointed out obstacles to scale-up and creation, and advised technical methods for addressing strength difficulties; and, urged particular possibilities, thoughts, and priorities for presidency sponsorship of applied sciences and production strategy improvement.

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Atkins served as a member with a team of scientists and engineers that assisted Lockheed Martin Corporation in its start-up activities as Lockheed Martin, and two British firms took over the contract to operate the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) of the United Kingdom. K. programs in supporting their nuclear weapons program. Prior to joining LLNL, Dr. Atkins was employed at the Naval Weapons Center at China Lake, California. He was part of the Chemistry Division, Research Department, for many years, as a research chemist (1973-1980), branch head of the Energetic Materials Branch (1980-1985), and head of the Chemistry Division (19851989).

Military in Afghanistan was widely reported by the news media. " Early reports claimed that these energetic materials provide vastly increased performance relative to conventional high explosives. These claims appear to be based on anecdotal evidence from selected tests rather than on scientifically rigorous data. J. Bartlett, University of Florida. 2002. Presentation to the committee. April 18. M. Baer, SNL. 2001. Presentation to the committee. December 13. J. Walton, CIA. 2001. Presentation to the committee.

By contrast, the high surface area (104 to 106 times that of the particles used in traditional formulations) and the short diffusion length of nanoscale particles are expected to enhance the role of chemical kinetics. Consequently, an unprecedented degree of control of the energy release rate may be possible by varying the composition on the nanodimensional scale. The burning rate might be accelerated, the delivered specific impulse could be increased by improved combustion efficiency, and the detonation might achieve greater ideality.

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