Effects on the surface structure of organic energetic materials using spin coating

Xin Zhang, Brandon L. Weeks

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Abstract

Thin films of energetic materials are widely studied to understand thermodynamic properties, sensitivity, nanodetonics and coarsening. In this work we investigate the fabrication of thin film energetic materials through spin coating to yield reproducible materials to study. The crystalline structure of these energetic materials is found to have a strong dependence on experimental parameters, such as the rotational speed and solution concentration. In this study, thin films of pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) produced by spin coating have been systematically investigated giving films with controlled morphology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-139
Number of pages5
JournalThin Solid Films
Volume550
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Crystal growth
  • Manipulation
  • Organic energetic materials
  • Pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN)
  • Spin coating

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