Pressure-cooking of explosives-the crystal structure of epsilon-RDX as determined by X-ray and neutron diffraction

David I. A. Millar, Iain D. H. Oswald, Christopher Barry, Duncan J. Francis, William G. Marshall, Colin R. Pulham, Adam S. Cumming

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The high-pressure, high-temperature epsilon-form of the widely used explosive RDX has been structurally characterised using a combination of diffraction techniques, and a sample of this form has been successfully recovered to ambient pressure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5662-5664
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications (London)
Issue number31
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010



  • energatic materials
  • neutron diffraction
  • crystal structure

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