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.
- hydrostatic compression
- energetic materials
- crystal structure
- neutron diffraction
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