Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry B

, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp 710–713 | Cite as

Ignition of energetic materials by a high-current electron beam and the effect of irradiation on their thermal sensitivity

  • G. G. Savenkov
  • V. A. Morozov
  • A. S. Mazur
  • A. A. Lukin
Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves


The ignition of a powdered nitrocellulose–nitroglycerin composition and its mixtures with lead oxide and zirconium in different ratios by a high-current electron beam is studied. Experimental results on assessing the influence of electron beam irradiation on the thermal sensitivity of the studied energetic materials are reported. It is shown that the key role in the ignition of the materials is played by the cathode flare generated at the cathode after the electron beam.


high-current electron beam cathode flare ignition thermal sensitivity energetic material 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. G. Savenkov
    • 1
  • V. A. Morozov
    • 2
  • A. S. Mazur
    • 1
  • A. A. Lukin
    • 2
  1. 1.St. Petersburg State Technological UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.St. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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