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Invited Editor
R. Armstrong

Series Editors
J. Short, R. Kavetsky, and D.K. Anand

ISBN 978-0-9846274-3-1
CALCE EPSC Press, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2011

Rare Earth Materials

'Energetics Science and Technology in Central Europe' is one book in a series of Center for Energetic Concepts Development books on Energetics Science and Technology in different parts of the world. This book is the 2nd in a planned series of six volumes. Each volume covers a different region of the world. Since European scientists were the first to improve on gunpowder and create an array of imaginative uses, for both civilian and military purposes, we selected Central Europe to be 2nd in the series. The editors designed the book to be a collection of chapters by energetic scientists living in and near Central Europe.

We started by inviting scientists historically associated with NTREM - New Trends in Research of Energetic Materials.We invited chapters from the NTREM Chairman, Svatopluk Zemanof the Czech Republic; Scientific Committee Chairman, Adam Cumming of the United Kingdom; Scientific Committee




members from Poland, Andrzej Maranda; Germany, Thomas Klapötke; Russia, David Lempert and Tatyana Pivina; and Turkey, Lemi Türker. We also invited Wanda Karas, Managing Editor of the Central European Journal of Energetic Materials, Poland; Manfred Bohn, Germany; Aleksandr Smirnov and Vladimir Klimenko, Russia. Joining Klimenko writing one of his two chapters are Ronald Armstrong and Davinder Anand of the United States.

Contact Ania Picard at picard@cecd.umd.edu to order a copy of this book.


Chapter 1 Teaching of the Chemistry and Technolofy of Explosives in the Czech Republic
1.1 History and Background
1.2 International Seminars NTREM
1.3 References
1.4Appendix - Lecture Program of the 14th Seminar NTREM (April 2011)

Chapter 2 Central European Research Activities and Collaboration
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Research Collaboration Areas and Mechanisms
2.3 References

Chapter 3 Central European Journal of Energetic Materials - The Newest in Europe
3.1 The Genesis of Central European Journal of Energetic Materials
3.2 Editorial Board
3.3 Statistics
3.4 Subject Area of CEJEM
3.5 References

Chapter 4  International Conferences on New Models and Hydrocodes for Shock Wave Processes in Condensed Matter
4.1 The Early Conferences
4.2 Some Research Results
4.3 References

Chapter 5 The Synthesis Chemistry of Energetic Materials
5.1 High Explosives (HEDM)
5.2 Oxidizers (HEDO)
5.3 High Nitrogen Propellants
5.4 Pyrotechnics
5.5 References

Chapter 6 The Total Energy and Density of Certain Explosives: A Curious Relation
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Theory
6.3 Computational Methods
6.4 Results and Discussion
6.5 Conclusion
6.6 References

Chapter 7 Characterizations of Energetic Polynitrogen Compounds
7.1 History
7.2 Methodology
7.3 Calculational Tools for Prediction of EMs Parameters
7.4 Analysis of the Possible Capacity for Energetic Materials Parameters
7.5 Effectiveness of Compounds as Components for Solid Composite Propellants
7.6 Results and Discussion
7.7 References

Chapter 8 Study of the Initiation Reactivity of Energetic Materials
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Approach to the Problem
8.3 Initiation by Heat
8.4 Impact Sensitivity (Reactivity)
8.5 Initiation by Shock
8.6 Friction Sensitivity (Friction Reactivity)
8.7 Electric Spark Sensitivity
8.8 Difference between Nitramine and Nitro Groupings in Molecules of EMs
8.9 Relationship between Data for Different Reactivities
8.10 Comparison of Splitting Polynitro Arenes by Heat and by Shock
8.11 Conclusions
8.12 References

Chapter 9 Review and Analysis of Data on the Dislocation Mechanism of High Explosive Decomposition
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Continuous Approach
9.3 Micro-level Approach
9.4 Amazing Results from the 1970s
9.5 Reactions under Pressure and Shear
9.6 Approach at the Molecular Level
9.7 Conclusions
9.8 References

Chapter 10 Impacts on the Loss Factor Curve and Quantification of Molecular Rearrangement Regions from it in  Elastomer Bonded Energetic Formulations
10.1 The Loss Factor and Its Meaning
10.2 Interpretation and Prognostic of Molecular Mobility
10.3 Intermolecular Interactions as Key Property for Glass Transition Temperature Ranges
10.4 Typical Glass Transition Temperatures of some Binders Determined by DMA
10.5 Modeling of Loss Factor Curve to Quantify Mobility  Regions
10.6 Modeling of Loss Factor Curves Subjected to Change of One Experimental Quantity
10.7 Summary and Conclusions
10.8 Abbreviations
10.9 Acknowledgements
10.10 References

Chapter 11 Industrial Explosives in Polish Mining
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Classification and Use of Mining Explosives
11.3 Profile of the Individual Groups of Mining Explosives
11.4 Summary
11.5 References





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