Army's New Find Lowers Accidental Stockpile Detonation
Laser-Induced Plasma: Snapshots from high-speed video showing the formation of a laser-induced plasma (8.9 mm tall) on an explosive residue; the resulting shock wave is shown in the first frame. (source: US Army)
June 4, 2018 | Source: Army Research Laboratory, arl.army.mil, 1 May 2018, ARL Public Affairs
Scientists at two major national laboratories have demonstrated a new method for testing explosives stored in weapons stockpiles, a step they say will help reduce accidental detonation and ensure the weapons perform as expected.