Chemistry of High-Energy Materials 2E
This book is based on a lecture course which has been given by the author for more than 10 years at the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich (LMU) in the post-graduate Master lecture series, to introduce the reader to the chemistry of highly energetic materials. This book also reflects the research interests of the au- thor. It was decided to entitle the book “Chemistry of High-Energy Materials” and not simply “Chemistry of Explosives” because we also wanted to include pyrotech- nics, propellant charges and rocket propellants into the discussion. On purpose we do not give a comprehensive historical overview and we also refrained from exten- sive mathematical deductions. Instead we want to focus on the basics of chemical explosives and we want to provide an overview of recent developments in the research of energetic materials.