Supercritical shear in shocked pentaerythritol tetranitrate

Dick, J.J.
May 1992
Applied Physics Letters;5/18/1992, Vol. 60 Issue 20, p2494
Academic Journal
Demonstrates the supercritical shear in molecular crystal pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN). Factor attributed to the occurrence of the supercritical shear; Estimate of the PETN theoretical strength; Mechanism involved for shock initiation of detonation in the explosive.


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