# Structural, electronic and optical properties of well-known primary explosive: Mercury fulminate.

@article{Yedukondalu2015StructuralEA,
title={Structural, electronic and optical properties of well-known primary explosive: Mercury fulminate.},
author={N. Yedukondalu and Ganapathy Vaitheeswaran},
journal={The Journal of chemical physics},
year={2015},
volume={143 20},
pages={
204704
}
}
• Published 28 November 2015
• Chemistry, Physics
• The Journal of chemical physics
Mercury Fulminate (MF) is one of the well-known primary explosives since 17th century and it has rendered invaluable service over many years. However, the correct molecular and crystal structures are determined recently after 300 years of its discovery. In the present study, we report pressure dependent structural, elastic, electronic and optical properties of MF. Non-local correction methods have been employed to capture the weak van der Waals interactions in layered and molecular energetic MF…
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