Journal of Superhard Materials

, Volume 39, Issue 2, pp 143–146 | Cite as

The influence of aqueous armor composition for TNT–RDX explosive charge on the yield and quality of detonation nanodiamond and diamond-containing soot in detonation synthesis

  • V. Yu. Dolmatov
  • A. Vehanen
  • V. Myllymäki
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The paper addresses the detonation synthesis factors that govern the yield of nanodiamonds and diamond-containing soot, and their quality. The effect of such an important factor as the composition of armor (shell) of the explosive charge is described. The authors discuss three different methods of initiating an explosive charge, which involve the use of gas, water, or ice, respectively, and their advantages and disadvantages. The influence of the composition of mixtures of aqueous solutions of various substances (organic and inorganic) on the outcome of the detonation synthesis is shown in detail.


detonation synthesis armoring diamond-containing soot detonation nanodiamonds TNT and RDX mixture urotropine incombustible impurities explosion chamber 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Special Design-Technology Bureau (FSUE SDTB) Tekhnolog Federal State Unitary EnterpriseSt. PetersburgRussian Federation
  2. 2.Carbodeon Ltd. OyVantaaFinland

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