Explosives under pressure - the crystal structure of gamma-RDX as determined by high-pressure X-ray and neutron diffraction

Alistair J. Davidson, Iain D.H. Oswald, Duncan J. Francis, Alistair R. Lennie, William G. Marshall, David I.A. Millar, Colin R. Pulham, John E. Warren

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Abstract

Using a combination of X-ray single crystal and neutron powder diffraction, the crystal structure of the high-pressure gamma-form of RDX has been determined at 5.2 GPa and shows that the RDX molecules adopt different conformations compared to the conformation found in the ambient-pressure alpha-form.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)162-165
Number of pages3
JournalCrystEngComm
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • hydrostatic compression
  • energetic materials
  • cell
  • explosives
  • crystal structure
  • neutron diffraction

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Davidson, A. J., Oswald, I. D. H., Francis, D. J., Lennie, A. R., Marshall, W. G., Millar, D. I. A., ... Warren, J. E. (2008). Explosives under pressure - the crystal structure of gamma-RDX as determined by high-pressure X-ray and neutron diffraction. CrystEngComm, 10(2), 162-165. https://doi.org/10.1039/b715677b