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Insensitive explosive composition and method of fracturing rock using an extrudable form of the composition

United States Patent

November 5, 2013
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Insensitive explosive compositions were prepared by reacting di-isocyanate and/or poly-isocyanate monomers with an explosive diamine monomer. Prior to a final cure, the compositions are extrudable. The di-isocyanate monomers tend to produce tough, rubbery materials while polyfunctional monomers (i.e. having more than two isocyanate groups) tend to form rigid products. The extrudable form of the composition may be used in a variety of applications including rock fracturing.
Davis; Lloyd L. (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
13/ 153,972
June 6, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.