Multiple charge reaction cell for studies of primary explosives

G. Miron, I. Bar, D. Heflinger, Y. Tzuk, S. Rosenwaks

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A reaction cell for the detonation of primary explosives is described. The cell is 250 mm in diameter and contains 30 samples, which can be initiated consecutively using a laser beam. A manually driven mechanism is used to locate each charge in its turn in a central firing position without having to break the vacuum. Eight 3-in. observation windows and four 0.25-in. feedthrough ports allow recording and analysis of the emission resulting from the detonation products. The design provides a means for protection against accidental explosion. The cell is currently being used for spectroscopic studies of the gaseous reaction products obtained from the detonation of lead azide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-134
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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