Insensitive TATP Training Aid by Microencapsulation
Date of Original Version
There is a need in the explosives detection community for an insensitive, storage-stable source of triacetone triperoxide (TATP). To achieve this, the solvent evaporation microencapsulation technique was used to disperse TATP in a plastic matrix. This lowered the shock sensitivity greatly and prevented loss of TATP at room temperature, allowing for easy long-term storage. It was then demonstrated that pure TATP vapor was released on demand from the matrix by heating.
Journal of Energetic Materials
Oxley, J. C., J. L. Smith, and J. N. Canino. "Insensitive TATP Training Aid by Microencapsulation." Journal of Energetic Materials 33, 3 (2015): 215-228. doi:10.1080/07370652.2014.985857.