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Interaction of an alpha-Particle with TATB

2014-07-01
Türker, Burhan Lemi
Varis, Serhat
Interaction of an alpha particle with triaminotrinitrobenzene (TATB) which is an insensitive explosive has been investigated by density functional calculations. It has been found that alpha-particles interact with TATB disturbing its planar geometry. As a result, the C-NO2 bond dissociation energies are substantially decreased, whereas detonation velocity and pressure values increased as compared to TATB. The quantum chemical properties of the structures are presented.