Propellant Identification by Particle Size Measurement

    Volume 23, Issue 1 (January 1978)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1978

    Page Count: 4


    House, JE
    Student and professor of chemistry, Illinois State University, Normal, Ill.

    Zack, PJ
    Student and professor of chemistry, Illinois State University, Normal, Ill.

    (Received 31 May 1977; accepted 21 July 1977)

    Abstract

    The identification of propellants in evidential materials or from ammunition samples is of considerable interest in forensic investigations. Recently the thermal decomposition of nitrocellulose small arms propellants was studied in an effort to provide a method of identifying different samples [1,2]. In these studies it was established that differences in thermal characteristics do not provide reliable methods for differentiation between propellants.


    Paper ID: JFS10654J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10654J

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    Title Propellant Identification by Particle Size Measurement
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