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Influence of ageing on nitrocellulose thermal properties and hazard potential figures-of-merit
Maša Rajić, Muhamed Sućeska

Thermal decomposition reactions in nitrocellulose, which is the basic component of homogeneous propellants, limit the safe use and safe storage time of propellants. Under certain conditions the decomposition may lead to the well-known phenomenon of self-ignition.

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