Anthony Peter Gordon Shaw
May 1, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 800 Pages - 26 Color & 1002 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138482821 - CAT# K349041
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Thermites, which are generally considered to be reactive mixtures of powdered metals and metal oxides, are an important subset of energetic materials. The underlying thermodynamic properties of a given mixture dictate whether it may undergo a self-sustaining reaction, liberating heat in the process. Thermodynamic information in the existing scientific literature regarding thermitic combinations is scattered and incomplete. Currently, a comprehensive overview of this nature would be of great use to those working in the areas of pyrotechnics, pyrometallurgy, high-temperature chemistry, and materials science. Thermitic Thermodynamics solves this problem by describing the results of calculations on over 800 combinations of metal, metalloid, and metal oxide reactants.
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An invaluable resource, this book provides an accessible introduction for students and is also an enduring guide for professionals.
Preface.Basic Thermodynamics of Thermite Reactions. Description and Characteristics of the Thermite Matrix. Thermite Matrix Summary Results. Aluminum-Based Thermite Reactions. Elements as Fuels in Oxygen Combustion Reactions. Factors that Influence Adiabatic Temperature and Gas Production Profiles. Trends in the Stability of Oxides at Pyrotechnic Temperatures. Thermitic Comproportionation Reactions. Borides, Silicides, and Intermetallics. Consequences of Database Deficiencies. Sulfur and Sulfides. References. Epilogue. Index. Appendices; Adiabatic equilibrium products and temperatures. Metal-Metal Oxide and Metal-Oxygen Systems. Borides, Silicides, and Intermetallics.