A new insensitive explosive that has moderate performance and is low cost: 2,4-Dinitroimidazole

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Shock loading experiments were performed on 2,4-Dinitroimidazole. Results indicate that it is a very shock insensitive material. The performance of the material is expected to be 60% greater than TNT. Costs appear to be low but are unresolved at this time. 2,4-DNI may be a realistic alternative to TNT for mass-use bombs.

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Simpson, R.; Coon, C. & Foltz, M. January 1, 1995.

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Shock loading experiments were performed on 2,4-Dinitroimidazole. Results indicate that it is a very shock insensitive material. The performance of the material is expected to be 60% greater than TNT. Costs appear to be low but are unresolved at this time. 2,4-DNI may be a realistic alternative to TNT for mass-use bombs.

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7 p.

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OSTI as DE95015973

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  • Other Information: PBD: Jan 1995

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  • Other: DE95015973
  • Report No.: UCRL-ID--119675
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • DOI: 10.2172/86928 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 86928
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc794078

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Simpson, R.; Coon, C. & Foltz, M. A new insensitive explosive that has moderate performance and is low cost: 2,4-Dinitroimidazole, report, January 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc794078/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.