Insensitive explosive Metadata

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  • Main Title Insensitive explosive


  • Inventor: Lee, Kien-yin
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Inventor: Storm, C.B.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Assignee: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: Patent Assignee: Dept. of Energy; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: New Mexico
    Additional Info: Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)


  • Creation: 1991-12-31


  • English


  • Content Description: This invention relates to the field of chemistry and, more particularly, to explosives. This invention is the result of a contract with the Department of Energy (Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36). It is desirable to use explosives in weapons and other applications which are less sensitive than the common explosives RDX, TNT, and HMX, since there have been catastrophic explosions of munitions which use these compounds. In preliminary characterization and sensitivity testing, it has been found that 3-amino-5-nitro-1,2,4-triazole (ANTA) is a promising insensitive high explosive. This report details the safety, production, and physical properties of ANTA.
  • Physical Description: 7 p.


  • Keyword: Volatility
  • Keyword: Sensitivity
  • Keyword: Organic Nitrogen Compounds
  • Keyword: Production
  • Keyword: Design
  • Keyword: Inventions
  • Keyword: Ph Value
  • STI Subject Categories: 45 Military Technology, Weaponry, And National Defense
  • Keyword: Explosives


  • Other Information: PBD: 1991


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Patent


  • Text


  • Other: DE94003050
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A7767603
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140349
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621994


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE94003050