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• Strain-induced structural change and mechanical properties of 1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene probed by neutron diffraction

TATB (1,3,5-triamino-2,4,6-trinitrobenzene) is a widely used insensitive high-energy explosive. It is significant to study its structural evolution in order to get a credible understand of its properties and performances. Direct mechanical tests such as hardness tests are useful approaches to get information about its mechanical properties and shed light upon the microstructures. However, due to the poor solubility of TATB to most solvents, it is hard to produce large crystals for such tests. Fortunately, microcosmic approaches such as powder diffraction can reinforce it and has low requirement on samples. In this study, series of in-situ neutron diffraction experiments under different pressures areperformed to investigate the structural change and mechanical properties of TATB. The recently reported phase transitionat 4 GPa is studied. The microstrains in normal TATB (12-17 $\mu$m) are analysed to reveal the information of slip system and transitional process. The lattice parameters and bulk moduli of TATB under different conditions are given. These neutron diffraction results are significant supplement to correlative studies and will help to understand the performances of TATB, such as deformation and phase transition.

• Oxidation modification of fluorinated graphite and its reaction mechanism

The Hummers method was employed in this study to oxidize fluorinated graphite. In addition, the pre- and post-chemical compositions and microstructure were characterized and analysed to explore the modification mechanism. Oxidized fluorinated graphite (OFG) with lamellar structure and variable oxygen content was obtained by oxidation method. Primarily, the oxidative modification under KMnO$_4$ is that MnO$_3$ $^+$ as Lewis acid would catalyse the activation ofthe carbon-fluorine bond, which then breaks to release a fluorine ion. Secondly, the unsaturated carbon bond would be oxidized, increasing carbon-oxygen bond content and producing some OFG nano fragments. The carbon-fluorine bond isgradually catalysed to react according to its activity as the KMnO$_4$ dosage increases, while the unsaturated carbon bond is oxidized, leaving some isolated carbon-fluorine bonds with weak activity.

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Volume 45, 2022
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Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
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