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Table 1, Robert M. Heramb and Bruce R. McCord

Table 1. Energetic Reactions

Propellent Deflagration
High Explosive Detonation
Initiation Method
Ignition
Shock (from detonator or primary explosive)

Reaction Time

Milliseconds
Microseconds

Pressure at Reaction Front
3kbar
300kbar
Velocity of Reaction Front
0.6 km/sec
5-10 km/sec
Temperature in Reaction Zone
2000K
5000K

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