low explosive


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low explosive

[′lō ik‚splō·siv]
(materials)
An explosive which when used in its normal manner deflagrates or burns rather than detonates; used when shattering must be prevented.
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A multicomponent mobile phase for ion chromatography applied to the separation of anions from the residue of low explosives, Analytical Chemistry (2000) 72:2302-2307.
Description: The LAPD seeks a contractor to design a Custom Analysis of Low Explosives Training Course (Training Course).
Apply for either an ATF Type 34 (permit to use low explosives) or a Type 19 (license to manufacture theatrical flash powder).
He described the items as "low explosives" that were illegal to carry across state lines and could have been combined with gasoline to create a destructive device.
Items that fall into Class 1 are classified as high or low explosives according to rates of decomposition: low explosives burn rapidly and high explosives detonate.
Analysis of low explosives. In: Forensic Investigation of Explosives.
Nor were these detectors capable of detecting most low explosives, such as black powder, flash powder, and chlorate/sugar mixtures, often used in pipe bombs or other improvised explosive devices.