nitrocellulose propellant

nitrocellulose propellant

[¦nī·trō′sel·yə‚lōs prə′pel·ənt]
(materials)
A single-base propellant whose main constituent is nitrocellulose, with only minor percentages of additives for stabilizing and other purposes.
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The new cutters and deflakers will ensure the nitrocellulose propellant particles are uniform and optimized to meet the high quality standards for today's high-tech weapons.
Realistically, there will be no truly exponential gains in projectile velocity as long as we're using nitrocellulose propellants.
To avoid the destruction that could occur from the self-ignition of this propellant, the Department of Defense (DOD) bas established a program for testing ammunition stocks to determine the thermal stability of the nitrocellulose propellants they contain.