NTO development at Los Alamos

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NTO is an explosive with calculated performance near that of RDX but with sensitivity approaching that of TATB. Possible uses for NTO would be as an alternative to RDX in formulations where a lower sensitivity is desired or as an alternative to TATB where more performance is required without a large increase in sensitivity. Efforts have been concentrated on producing NTO and in testing the performance and sensitivity of NTO and NTO formulations. Two-hundred pounds of NTO have been produced and some performance and sensitivity data have been obtained. Work is being done to determine the diameter effect for large-crystal-size ... continued below

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Chapman, L.B. January 1, 1989.

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NTO is an explosive with calculated performance near that of RDX but with sensitivity approaching that of TATB. Possible uses for NTO would be as an alternative to RDX in formulations where a lower sensitivity is desired or as an alternative to TATB where more performance is required without a large increase in sensitivity. Efforts have been concentrated on producing NTO and in testing the performance and sensitivity of NTO and NTO formulations. Two-hundred pounds of NTO have been produced and some performance and sensitivity data have been obtained. Work is being done to determine the diameter effect for large-crystal-size NTO. Additional work is being done to improve the small-charge diameter performance of NTO by adding small amounts of RDX or by changing the crystal size and/or crystal habit of the NTO. 6 refs., 5 figs., 3 tabs.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01 - OSTI; 1.

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  • 9. international symposium on detonation, Portland, OR, USA, 28 Aug - 1 Sep 1989

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  • Other: DE89007741
  • Report No.: LA-UR-89-432
  • Report No.: CONF-890811-14
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6001180
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1095473

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Chapman, L.B. NTO development at Los Alamos, article, January 1, 1989; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1095473/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.