Effect of Diethylenetriamine and Triethylamine sensitization on the critical diameter of Nitromethane

Lee, J. J.; Jiang, J.; Choong, K. H.; Lee, J. H. S.
April 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 505 Issue 1, p797
Academic Journal
In this work, the critical diameter for detonation was measured for Nitromethane (NM) sensitized with two different amines: Diethylenetriamine (DETA) and Triethylamine (TEA). The critical diameter in glass and polyvinylchloride tubes is found to decrease rapidly as the amount of sensitizer is increased, then increase past a critical amount of sensitizer. Thus the critical diameter reaches a minimum at a critical concentration of sensitizer. It was also found that the critical diameter is lower with DETA than with TEA.


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