Volume 23, Issue 1 (January 1978)

    Propellant Identification by Particle Size Measurement

    (Received 31 May 1977; accepted 21 July 1977)

    Published Online: January

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

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

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


    Stock #: JFS10654J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10654J

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    Title Propellant Identification by Particle Size Measurement
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    Committee E30