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Effects of Nuclear Irradiation upon the Decomposition of Lead Styphnate Monohydrate

Abstract

THE thermal decomposition of lead styphnate monohydrate has been re-investigated prior to a study of the effects of gamma-ray and reactor irradiation upon the decomposition. The two previous studies1,2 of this decomposition gave quite divergent results.

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