Special Issue "Energetic Materials"
A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2015)
Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Klapötke
Department of Chemistry, Energetic Materials Research, Ludwig-Maximilian Universityof Munich, Butenandtstrasse 5-13, Haus D, 81377 München, Germany
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Interests: advanced materials, explosives, high-energy-density materials (HEDM); oxidizers (HEDO), nitrogen-halogen chemistry, nitro chemistry, halogen chemistry; computational chemistry (semiempirical, ab initio, DFT); structural characterization (ED and X-ray); chalcogen-nitrogen chemistry, azide chemistry, fluorine chemistry; primary explosives; propellants (solid & liquid); ionic liquids; pyrotechnics (colorants, IR emitter); energetic polymers; agent defeat materials
Great strides have been made in increasing performance and decreasing sensitivity in energetic materials since the first commercialization of nitroglycerine (NG) in the form of dynamite in 1867 by Alfred Nobel. However, the Department of Defense (DoD) continues to rely on traditional, half-century-old energetics to meet their combat needs. New energetic materials must be developed to enable DoD to advance beyond traditionally thought of energetic capabilities, to transition to the next stage in combat, and to maintain a lethality overmatch with all enemies. Certain parameters are important in determining the effectiveness of new molecules in these formulations, including high densities, crystal packing, inter-molecular and inter-ionic contacts in the condensed phase, good oxygen balance, and high detonation/combustion temperatures.
Scientist and engineers, working in a broader sense on energetic materials, are invited to use this unique opportunity for presenting their work.
The topics summarized under the keywords should be considered only as examples or as guidelines. The volume is open for any advanced topics in the field of Energetic Materials.
Prof. Dr. Thomas M. Klapötke
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- energetic materials
- insensitive munitions
- high-energy materials