Spatial and temporal characteristics of detonation wave propagation in silver azide

A. V. Kalenskii, A. A. Zvekov, M. V. Anan’eva, V. G. Kriger, V. P. Tsipilev, Aleksey Valerievich Razin

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It is shown that a detonation wave is formed in needle-like pressed pellets of silver azide initiated by a neodymium laser pulse. The propagation velocity of the reaction was 3.65±0.12 km/s. Kinetic regularities of the initiation of detonation regimes of propagation of the explosive decomposition reaction were studied, and the spatial characteristics of the glow wave were determined: the width of the leading and rear edges of the wave at half-height were 100±18 and 112±15 µm, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-357
Number of pages5
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2015


  • detonation
  • detonation wave
  • energetic materials
  • silver azide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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