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Klapötke, Thomas M.; Chapman, Robert D. (2016): Progress in the Area of High Energy Density Materials. In: Michael, D.; Mingos, P. (eds.) : 50 Years of Structure and Bonding – The Anniversary Volume. Structure and bonding, Vol. 172. Cham: Springer. pp. 49-63
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Great strides have been made in increasing performance and decreasing sensitivity in energetic materials since the first commercialization of nitroglycerine (NG) in the form of dynamite in 1867 by Alfred Nobel. However, the high energy manufacturers continue to rely on traditional chemicals to meet their needs. New energetic materials must be developed to extend their capabilities and handling capabilities. The new materials which have been prepared recently have led to new possibilities. Important advances have been made especially in the area of high-nitrogen compounds, organic difluoramine derivatives. Computational simulations have also led not only to a greater insight into the basic thermodynamics and kinetics of these materials but also their practical behavior in the field. This chapter summarizes new developments that have been achieved since Volume 126 of Structure and Bonding, which was published in 2007 and gave a comprehensive review of the field.