Re: Chem: Silicon Explosives now

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Aug 06 2001 - 04:58:51 MDT

On Fri, 3 Aug 2001, Michael M. Butler wrote:

> But it seems to me from cursory analysis that not much gas is going to
> be generated (unlike many explosives).

A nuke doesn't generate much gas either.

> I envision it as akin to a thermite reaction.

You should try mixing very fine aluminum powder with lead oxide instead of
coarse grains with iron oxide.

> Am I missing something?

If it's speedy enough, it will generate enough energy to vaporize
sufficient amounts of material, and result in a pressure wave.

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