Explosives under pressure - the crystal structure of gamma-RDX as determined by high-pressure X-ray and neutron diffraction

Alistair J. Davidson, Iain D. H. Oswald, Duncan J. Francis, Alistair R. Lennie, William G. Marshall, David I. A. Millar, Colin R. Pulham, John E. Warren, Adam S. Cumming

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Abstract

Using a combination of X-ray single crystal and neutron powder diffraction, the crystal structure of the high-pressure gamma-form of RDX has been determined at 5.2 GPa and shows that the RDX molecules adopt different conformations compared to the conformation found in the ambient-pressure alpha-form.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages4
JournalCrystEngComm
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • 1,3,5,7-TETRANITRO-1,3,5,7-TETRAAZACYCLOOCTANE HMX
  • HYDROSTATIC COMPRESSION
  • ENERGETIC MATERIALS
  • HEXAHYDRO-1,3,5-TRINITRO-1,3,5-TRIAZINE
  • PHASE
  • BEHAVIOR
  • PETN
  • CELL

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