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Non Newtonian mixtures using fumed silica
I did something like that many years ago, on a much smaller scale. I loaded TATP into 4.5mm air rifl ...
21-6-2019 at 01:58
by: Microtek
NM NA small charge
I'm almost positive that you will destroy your bucket if you detonate 30g of any HE inside. I sugges ...
20-6-2019 at 12:28
by: Microtek
DIAMINOURONIUM (DI)NITRATE
In my experience you can probably trust the minimum order quantity, but the price per kg will likely ...
7-6-2019 at 05:39
by: Microtek
New to energetic materials, need advice
It will be some equilibrium mixture of several of those species. The exact proportions are difficult ...
3-6-2019 at 12:28
by: Microtek
New to energetic materials, need advice
Twelti: When you add P2O5 to concentrated (ca. 65%) nitric acid, the P2O5 is hydrated and forms phos ...
3-6-2019 at 09:53
by: Microtek
Highest VOD binary explosives?
Tetranitromethane and toluene in stoichiometric proportions is supposedly very powerful. Hexanitroet ...
3-6-2019 at 09:34
by: Microtek
ANGN ever made on SM ?
I have done some tests on the supposed reconstituted nitrate salt. On ignition it deflagrates quite ...
31-5-2019 at 13:29
by: Microtek
Gas pressure/flow regulator
Couldn't you just get a simple thread adapter made in a machine shop, or make one yourself if you ha ...
30-5-2019 at 06:25
by: Microtek
Chemistry behind RDX
As markx writes above, the exact mechanisms of RDX/HMX formation from the nitrolysis of hexamine is ...
30-5-2019 at 02:05
by: Microtek
New to energetic materials, need advice
Using 67% nitric acid [b]alone[/b] will not work properly, but either nitric acid of 95% or more OR ...
28-5-2019 at 23:26
by: Microtek
ANGN ever made on SM ?
No, I haven't tried detonating it, but I do agree that the low vapour pressure of perchloric acid wo ...
28-5-2019 at 03:15
by: Microtek
ANGN ever made on SM ?
The nitrate does not form fibers, but rather cubic crystals that are very similar to ordinary granul ...
24-5-2019 at 03:21
by: Microtek
Nitrated polyols preferences and others you recommend
Note that it is not the sensitivity they are talking about, but rather the thermal decomposition tem ...
22-5-2019 at 08:56
by: Microtek
Nitrated polyols preferences and others you recommend
From the preview of that paper:


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Comparison of mean activation energies indicated that ...
22-5-2019 at 00:28
by: Microtek
Exotic Primaries - Complex Salts
Yes, I have used that strategy before with some of the "green primaries" based on nitrotetrazole tra ...
20-5-2019 at 12:38
by: Microtek
Exotic Primaries - Complex Salts
When you have boiled the mix, and it is time to let it cool down and precipitate the product, just k ...
19-5-2019 at 22:59
by: Microtek
Exotic Primaries - Complex Salts
You need more than one repetition of a test to find out which one is best.
19-5-2019 at 11:07
by: Microtek
Nitrated polyols preferences and others you recommend
Colour is an uncertain way to judge the NOx content of nitric acid, if it has any colour at all. WFN ...
19-5-2019 at 10:51
by: Microtek
Exotic Primaries - Complex Salts
Well, nitroguanidine is NQ, so logically aminoguanidine should be AQ. However, I think I have seen N ...
17-5-2019 at 01:46
by: Microtek
PETN imposter?
How certain are you of the concentration of your acids? You could do a titration with something like ...
16-5-2019 at 10:54
by: Microtek
Nitrated polyols preferences and others you recommend
In my experience PETN yield can be much higher. I prefer doing the nitration with nitric acid of ca. ...
16-5-2019 at 10:46
by: Microtek
New Energetic Materials - Current Research

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Im not going to do experiments with stuff that can detonate from a steel spoon, its more ...
16-5-2019 at 09:48
by: Microtek
New Energetic Materials - Current Research
I found the sample I prepared some years ago, and it turns out that it does behave much like what Sn ...
15-5-2019 at 22:06
by: Microtek
New Energetic Materials - Current Research
I think you should do a series of experiments to determine sensitivities (friction, impact, maybe qu ...
12-5-2019 at 23:27
by: Microtek
Exotic thermites & analogs
How about using a hollow core design? This would shield the outside cylinder from the heat, and also ...
10-5-2019 at 02:40
by: Microtek
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