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Keywords:

  • 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene;
  • energetic materials;
  • infrared decoy flares;
  • metastable compounds;
  • pyrotechnics
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Deceiving with TNT: Melt-cast pyrotechnic mixtures based on 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT)/KClO4 (see picture for flame) spectrally matched infrared decoy flares and show superior performance and greatly reduced sensitivity in comparison to common pyrotechnic or double-base material currently in use for IR countermeasure flares.