Force-Field Derivation and Atomistic Simulation of HMX/Graphite Interface and Polycrystal Systems

Y Long and YG Liu and FD Nie and J Chen, COMMUNICATIONS IN THEORETICAL PHYSICS, 57, 102-114 (2012).

DOI: 10.1088/0253-6102/57/1/16

Interface is the key issue to understand the performance of composite materials. In this work, we study the interface between octahydro-1,3,5,7-tetranitro-1,3,5,7-tetrazocine (HMX) and graphite, try to find out its contribution to mixture explosives. The work starts from the force-field derivation. We get oh initio based pair potentials across the interface, and then use them to study the interface structural and mechanical properties. A series of large scale molecular dynamics simulations are performed. The structure evolution, energy variation and elastic/plastic transformation of interface and polycrystal systems are calculated. The desensitizing mechanism of graphite to HMX is discussed.

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