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binary explosive

[′bīn·ə·rē ik′splō·siv]
(materials)
A high explosive composed of a mixture of two high explosives, to secure an explosive which is superior to its components in regard to sensitivity, fragmentation, blast, or loadability.
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Binary explosives are prepackaged products consisting of two separate components, usually an oxidizer like ammonium nitrate and a fuel such as aluminum or another metal, according to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Binary explosives are those which are comprised of two separate chemicals, neither of which are considered explosives by themselves, but create an explosive mixture when combined.
Never mix binary explosives until you are at the range, ready to shoot.
Terrorist threats have shifted significantly from conventional explosive devices to modern binary explosives which are more difficult to detect," he added.
While too narrow a detection window may exclude novel or binary explosives and therefore increase risk, (9) too wide a detection window, in an attempt to detect all possible explosives, will likely increase the rate of false positives and innocuous true positives.