Development and Performance of Boron Carbide‐Based Smoke Compositions

  title={Development and Performance of Boron Carbide‐Based Smoke Compositions},
  author={Anthony T. Shaw and Jay C. Poret and Robert A. Gilbert and Joseph A. Domanico and Elizabeth Black},
Pyrotechnic smoke compositions are used for signaling, for marking targets, and for screening troop movements. For many years, hexachloroethane (HC) smoke compositions were widely used by the US Army as high-performance visual obscurants. These munitions are no longer manufactured for US Army use because of the toxicity of hexachloroethane [1] and the resulting ZnCl2-based smoke [2, 3] . Red phosphorus (RP) compositions have been considered as replacements but they are notoriously sensitive [4… CONTINUE READING


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