volume 158, issue 3, P573-582 2011
DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2010.10.009
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Makoto Kohga, Kayoko Okamoto

Abstract: a b s t r a c tAmmonium nitrate (AN)-based propellant is plagued by several drawbacks: low burning rate, poor ignitability, and low energy. The application of an energetic binder is an effective approach to the practical use of AN-based propellants but has not been used to date because the synthesis processes are complicated and expensive. Polytetrahydrofuran (PTHF) is a raw material for rubber products and is not an energetic material. The repeating unit of PTHF has one oxygen atom, and although PTHF could n…

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