Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Comparison of kinetic and thermodynamic parameters of single crystal pentaerythritol tetranitrate using atomic force microscopy and thermogravimetric analysis: Implications on coarsening mechanisms

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $31
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Burnham, Alan K. ; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550, USA ; Qiu, S.R. ; Pitchimani, Rajasekar ; Weeks, Brandon L.

Your organization might have access to this article on the publisher's site. To check, click on this link:http://dx.doi.org/+10.1063/1.3129504 

Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) is a secondary energetic material generally used in initiators for industrial and government applications. Changes in the morphology and surface area of aging powders have been observed during aging, which can modify the initiability and performance. Here work is presented using two different techniques to determine kinetic and thermodynamic parameters of single crystal PETN. Atomic force microscopy is used for low-temperature analysis, while thermogravimetric analysis is used at higher temperatures. A mechanism is proposed to expand the understanding of coarsening observed in real world PETN.

Published in:

Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:105 ,  Issue: 10 )

Date of Publication:

May 2009

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.