Science and Technology of Energetic Materials

Vol.63, No.4 (2002)

Research paper

IR-Screening properties of red phosphorus smoke
Yoshimasa Suzuki, Koki Matsunaga, Yoshimi Suzuki, and Michinori Takizuka


Recently, red phosphorus is widely used in military applications as the base material in screening smoke munitions. In this study, in order to clarify the IR - screening properties, the IR transmission spectrum of red phosphorous smoke was measured in our laboratory. As the result, it was found that far - and middle IR screening factor was absorption of phosphoric acid. It was also found that IR - screening performance was not dependent on the combination of oxidizer and metal, but dependent on the amount of red phosphorus.

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