Understanding Heterogeneity of Energetic Materials


  • Understanding heterogeneity in energetic materials for improved detection
  • Influence of heterogeneity on sensitivity and detonability of energetics
  • Understanding synthetic routes and how they influence heterogeneity

Relevance to the Homeland Security Enterprise

  • Improve detection by providing model materials for X-ray screening
  • Understand how heterogeneity influences the performance of energetic materials for better model validation
  • Source attribution on chemical precursors
Project Leader
  • Louisa Hope-Weeks
    Texas Tech University

Faculty and Staff Currently Involved in Project
  • Brandon Weeks
    Associate Director
    Texas Tech University

Students Currently Involved in Project
  • Xin Zhang
    Texas Tech University
  • Donald Ramirez
    Texas Tech