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Process for the production of speherical tetranitroglycouril

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A spherical morphology of the high explosive tetranitroglycoluril (TNGU) has been discovered. This new morphology exhibits approximately a twofold improvement in the response of the material to impact, more than a one and a half fold improvement in friction and the same high resistance to electrostatic discharge over non-spherical TNGU produced by other methods.

Inventors: 
Sherrill, William Matthew; Banning, Joseph Erik
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Materials and Coatings
FIle Date: 
2014-09-29
Grant Date: 
2016-12-06
Grant time: 
799 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
14
Claim count percentile rank: 
2
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US ARMY