Conditions of Millisecond Laser Ignition and Thermostability for Ammonium Perchlorate/Aluminum Mixtures

Valerii Medvedev, Vladimir Tsipilev, Aleksander Reshetov, Alexander Petrovich Il'in

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Abstract

The experimental investigations of laser-induced ignition and heat action of ammonium perchlorate and aluminum powder mixtures are presented in this paper. A laser pulse with wavelength of 1.06 μm and duration of 3.5 ms was used. Powder mixtures of different dispersion were tested, namely, coarsely dispersed powders and nanopowders with average surface diameters of 80 and 0.25 μm, respectively. The values of ignition thresholds and delays of the mixtures activity in air were measured, and experimental results for different exposure conditions were obtained. The possible reasons of different sensitivity for the given mixtures to laser pulse and heat action are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-246
Number of pages4
JournalPropellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Aluminum
  • Ammonium perchlorate
  • Heat action
  • Ignition thresholds
  • Laser radiation
  • Powder mixtures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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