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Synthesis of energetic material particles with controlled morphology

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April 21, 2020
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A surfactant-assisted self-assembly method can be used to crystallize energetic materials with controlled morphology. Microparticles of hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane (CL-20) formed by this method may have enhanced functional reproducibility due to their monodisperse nature, and decreased shock sensitivity due to their sub-2 .mu.m particle size.
October 12, 2017
C06B 21/00 (20060101); C06B 23/00 (20060101); B01D 9/00 (20060101); C06B 45/02 (20060101); C06B 25/34 (20060101);
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT INTEREST This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-NA0003525 awarded by the United States Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration. The Government has certain rights in the invention.