Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 59–63 | Cite as

Sensitivity of a mechanical mixture of pentaerythrite tetranitrate and Ni-C nanoparticles to explosion initiation by laser pulses

  • P. Aduev
  • G. M. Belokurov
  • A. G. Krechetov
  • N. V. Nelyubina
  • D. R. Nurmukhametov


Results of studying the sensitivity of pressed pentaerythrite tetranitrate samples containing 5% (by weight) of Ni-C particles with a characteristic size ranging from 60 to 100 nm to explosion initiation by laser pulses (1.06 µm; 15 nsec) are presented. The sensitivity of samples with the density equal to the single-crystal density is found to be approximately seven times the sensitivity of samples without nanoparticles.

Key words

laser initiation PETN nanomaterials explosion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Aduev
    • 1
  • G. M. Belokurov
    • 1
  • A. G. Krechetov
    • 2
  • N. V. Nelyubina
    • 1
  • D. R. Nurmukhametov
    • 1
  1. 1.Kemerovo Department of the Institute of Solid State Chemistry and Mechanochemistry, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesKemerovoRussia
  2. 2.Kemerovo State UniversityKemerovoRussia

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