Predicting the impact sensitivity of a polymorphic high explosive: the curious case of FOX-7

Adam A. L. Michalchuk, Svemir Rudić, Colin R. Pulham, Carole A. Morrison

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Abstract

The impact sensitivity (IS) of FOX-7 polymorphs is predicted by phonon up-pumping to decrease as layers of FOX-7 molecules flatten. Experimental validation proved anomalous owing to a phase transition during testing, raising questions regarding impact sensitivity measurement and highlighting the need for models to predict IS of polymorphic energetic materials.
Original languageEnglish
JournalChemical Communications
Early online date1 Oct 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Oct 2021

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