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High Explosives, Propellants, Pyrotechnics

This dictionary contains 740 entries with about 1500 references to the primary literature. Details on the composition, performance, sensitivity and other pertinent properties of Energetic Materials such as High Explosives, Propellants, Pyrotechnics, as well as important ingredients such as Oxidizers, Fuels, Binders, and Modifiers are given and presented partly in over 180 tables with more than 240 structural formulas .

In detail the dictionary gives elaborate descriptions of

  • 460 Chemical Substances
  • 170 Pyrotechnic Compositions
  • 360 High Explosive and Propellant Formulations

In addition, the basic physical and thermochemical properties of 435 pure substances (elements & compounds) typically occuring as ingredients or reaction products are given too.

150 Figures, schemes and diagrams explain Applications, Test methods, Scientific facilities, and finally Individuals closely tied with the development and investigation of Energetic Materials.

The book is intended for readers with a technical or scientific background, active in governmental agencies, research institutes, trade and industry, concerned with the procurement, development, manufacture, investigation and use of Energetic Materials, such as High Explosives, Propellants, Pyrotechnics, Fireworks and Ammunition. The book serves both as a daily reference for the experienced as well as an introduction for the newcomer to the field.

Author Information

Ernst-Christian Koch, Lutradyn-Energetic Materials Science & Technology Consulting, Germany.

Reviews

review of the second german edition:  

"..Diese Enzyklopädie ist für alle mit Explosivstoffen und Munition befassten Fachleute ein „Muss". Es ist dem Autor gelungen, die Fülle an Informationen außerordentlich übersichtlich und graphisch gelungen darzustellen...."

"...This encyclopedia is a "must" for every expert handling explosives and ammunition. The author has succeeded in presenting a wealth of information in an exceptionally well-arranged manner with clear depictions..."

(Dr. Stephan Wilker, BAAINBw, Koblenz)

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