The initiation of explosion by neutrons, α-particles and fission products

  title={The initiation of explosion by neutrons, $\alpha$-particles and fission products},
  author={Frank Philip Bowden},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  pages={216 - 219}
  • F. P. Bowden
  • Published 29 July 1958
  • Chemistry
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Crystals of lead azide, silver azide, cadmium azide, silver acetylyde and nitrogen iodide have been irradiated with electrons, fission products, α-particles, and radiation (Bowden & Singh 1954). All these substances are exploded by an inten electron stream, but this is apparently a thermal effect. Nitrogen iodide exploded by fission products and by α-particles but it is exceptional. None of the other crystals explode, although nucleation and other changes occur in the Some typical results are… 

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