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Energetic Materials
Gordon Research Conference

Dates

June 14-19, 1998

Location

Holderness School
Holderness, NH

Organizers

Chairs:
C Steve. Coffey & Anatoly N. Dremin

Vice Chair:
Peter J. Haskins

Meeting Program

Sunday Evening: Directions for Energetic Materials Research
Discussion Leader: A. Dremin (Inst. Chem. Physics)
  • 7:30-8:00 - Craig Tarver (LLNL) - New Theoretical Approaches for HE Research
  • 8:15-8:45 - David Funk (LANL) - Condensed Phase Energetics: CJ Temperature Measurements and Time-Resolved Chemical Changes in T-jumped HMX
Monday Morning: New Synthesis
Discussion Leader: Mike Hiskey (LANL)
  • 9:00-9:30 - Karl Christe (Phillips) - Theory & Synthesis of New HEDM Compounds & Molecules at the Limits of Oxidation & Coordination
  • 9:45-10:15 - Tom Highsmith (Thiokol) - Synthesis of New Energetic Materials for Propellant Applications
  • 10:30-11:30 - Coffee Break & Photo Session
  • 11:30-11:45 - Phil Pagoria (LLNL) - Energetic Materials Synthesis: More Power!! and New Approaches
Monday Evening: New Synthesis
Discussion Leader: Jimmie Carol Oxley (URI)
  • 7:30-7:55 - Catherine Johnson (LANL) - Polymer-supported Synthesis of Polynitroarenes
  • 8:15-8:45 - Nirupam Trivedi (NSWC-IH) - Synthetic Difluoramination Chemistry
  • 9:00-9:15 - Su Peiris (NRL) - Synthesis of Pure Nitrogen Structures (where N>3)
Tuesday Morning: Crystal Morphology and Deformation Effects on Initiation
Discussion Leader: Tom Russell
  • 9:00-9:30 - A. van der Steen (TNO) - Crystallization of High Explosives
  • 9:45-10:15 - Tod Botcher (NRL/Phillips Lab) - Pressure Dependence of Initiation & Reaction of RDX
  • 10:30-11:00 - Coffee Break
  • 11:00-11:30 - Peter Dickson (Cavendish Lab/LANL) - Direct Observation of Confined Cookoff of PBX9501
  • 11:45-12:15 - L. Bourn/H. Moulard (ISL)
Tuesday Evening: Initiation Processes
Discussion Leader: Lalitha Ramaswamy (U. of Maryland)
  • 7:30-7:55 - Steve Son (LANL) - Ignition and Combustion of High Explosives
  • 8:10-8:45 - Anita Renlund (SNL) - Characterization of Thermally Degraded Energetic Materials at Temperatures Approaching Cookoff
  • 8:50-9:15 - A. V. Fedorov (VNIIEF) - Von Neumann Spike Parameters of Condensed Explosives
Wednesday Morning: Thermal Processes
Discussion Leader: Leanna Minier (SNL)
  • 9:00-9:30 - Rich Beherns (SNL) - Thermal Decomposition of Energetic Materials
  • 9:45-10:15 - Tom Brill (U of Delaware) - How Well can Molecular Processes & Macro Events be Connected?
  • 10:30-11:00 - Coffee Break
  • 11:00-11:30 - Rich Yetter (Princeton) - Recent Studies on Particulate Metal/Energetic Materials Combustion
  • 11:45-12:15 - Rich Hollins (NWC) - Nano-aluminum in Energetics: an Overview
Wednesday Evening: Localization, Initiation, and Modeling
Discussion Leader: Carl Melius (SNL)
  • 7:30-7:55 - Philippe Simonetti (CEA-DAM) - Computer-Aided Molecular Design of New Energetic Materials
  • 8:10-8:35 - JAG Sharma (NCWS) - Molecular Re-Orientation & Disorder as a Prelude to Reaction
  • 8:50-9:15 - Mel Baer (SNL) - Micromechanical Modeling of Heterogeneous Energetic Materials
Thursday Morning: Measurements of Fast Processes
Discussion Leader: Dana Dlott (U Illinois)
  • 9:00-9:30 - Keith Nelson (MIT) - Ultrafast Time-resolved Spectroscopy of Energetic Materials
  • 9:45-10:15 - Jens Franken (U. of Ill.) - Picosecond Vibrational Spectroscopy of Shocked Energetic Materials
  • 10:30-11:00 - Coffee Break
  • 11:00-11:30 - Gerry Pangilinan (NRL) - Deflagration of Ammonium Perchlorate
Thursday Evening: The Big Picture
Discussion Leader: Al Stern (NSWC-IH)
  • 7:30-8:00 - C. Mailhoit (LLNL) - DOE Energetic Materials Overview
  • 8:15-8:45 - Ray Villard (Hubble Space Science Institute) - The Violent Universe: Nature's Biggest Explosion
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