Effect of absorbing impurities on explosive initiation by laser light

E. I. Aleksandrov, A. G. Voznyuk, V. P. Tsipilev

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The effect of absorbing impurities in compacted explosive powders was simulated by the Monte Carlo method. The simulation tracked the paths of 103-104 photons as they were scattered by the diffuse material and impurities. The introduction of absorbing impurities is equivalent to a decrease in the value of the photon survival rate, which in turn directly influences the reflection coefficient of the diffusely scattering media. An experimental study was also conducted of the effect of the addition of carbon black on the sensitivity of PETN explosive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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