Detonation Phenomena in Homogeneous Explosives


IN their discussion of certain detonation phenomena in homogeneous explosives, Campbell et al. 1 describe a curious effect obtained by lining the container of an explosive with metal foil. They state that very thin metal foils, of the order of 0.001 in. thickness, can reduce quite considerably the diameter at which failure of detonation of nitromethane occurs.

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    Campbell, et al., Nature, 178, 38 (1956).

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