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Recent Findings in Pyrotechnics Described by Researchers from French-German Research Institute (Synthesis and Desensitization of Nano-beta-HMX)

July 22, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Researchers detail new data in Pyrotechnics. According to news reporting originating from St. Louis, France, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Efforts are made worldwide to desensitize explosives against accidental initiation. For several years, nanostructuring of explosives is a promising field of research aiming for this goal."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from French-German Research Institute, "In this work we describe the continuous preparation of nano-beta-HMX and a promising approach towards the desensitization of nano-energetic materials. By means of the Spray Flash-Evaporation (SFE) technique, nano explosives and nano composites with reproducible properties can be prepared in a single processing step."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "By increasing the thermal effusivity of an energetic nanomaterial the heat created by hot-spots can more rapidly be dissipated, reducing the risk of an unwanted reaction."

For more information on this research see: Synthesis and Desensitization of Nano-beta-HMX. Propellants Explosives Pyrotechnics, 2014;39(3):397-401. Propellants Explosives Pyrotechnics can be contacted at: Wiley-V C H Verlag Gmbh, Boschstrasse 12, D-69469 Weinheim, Germany.

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B. Risse, French German Res Inst St Louis ISL, CNRS, UMR 3208, NS3EISLUdS, F-68301 St Louis, France. Additional authors for this research include F. Schnell and D. Spitzer.

Keywords for this news article include: France, Europe, St. Louis, Pyrotechnics

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