Applications of Mössbauer Spectroscopy to Explosives
Mössbauer spectroscopy is being used to study primary and secondary explosives. The most common primary explosive, lead azide, silver azide, and mercury fulminate can be studied if they can be dorpd with a suitable Mössbauer isotope. Lead azide has been dorpd with iron, but the exact nature of the doping is not known yet. Preliminary experiments show that ferrous and ferric picrate powders display quadrupole splitting. Exact calculations of the EFG cannot be determined until the structures of the iron picrates are known. Mössbauer spectroscopy is being used to study thin films of explosives; if successful, this technique would be a major contribution to explosives research.
KeywordsQuadrupole Splitting Picric Acid Lead Azide Silver Azide Hydrazoic Acid
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