Thermal Conductivity Testing of Minimal Volumes of Energetic Powders

Adam Harris and Daniel N. Sorensen

Abstract: Safety constraints have traditionally presented researchers with challenges in testing the thermal conductivity of energetic powdered materials. Minimal volumes of energetic powders can now be tested with the modified transient plane source technique. The newly modified sensor design further reduces the possibility of impact, friction and electrostatic discharge (ESD) hazards. This paper will present results generated in testing ammonium perchlorate (AP).

Keywords: thermal conductivity, transient plane source, energetic powder, electrostatic discharge

Ref: JPyro, Issue 25, 2007, pp53-57

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