Title

Insensitive TATP Training Aid by Microencapsulation

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

7-3-2015

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Journal of Energetic Materials

Volume

33

Issue

3

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