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propellant

[prə′pel·ənt]
(materials)
A combustible substance that produces heat and supplies ejection particles as in a rocket engine.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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One example of the kinds of analyses we have performed concerns gun propellants. Single-base propellants typically contain nitrocellulose, 2,4-dinitrotoluene, diphenylamine as stabilizer, and plasticizers such as diethyl phthalate and dibutyl phthalate.
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Also, double-base propellants contain nitroglycerine, so the propellant granules will adhere to the plastic tube, and you will have to scrape them loose to completely empty the measure.
The need to extract the propellant from a tank under zero gravity conditions has led to the development of an entire science, nomenclature, and typology (see, e.g., [7, 8]) of propellant management devices (PMDs), rather reminiscent of the evolution of species in nature.
Which pistol primer to use in such loads is the easy part of this discussion: When using extruded propellants, use the CCI-300, and when using ball-type propellants, use the CCI-350.
"It is my understanding that noone who has looked at the photos of Miss James is suggesting that it is possible to see this five-star searedin soot propellant.
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None of the parties investigating the cause of the airbag rupture have yet arrived at a definitive reason for the problem; however, there is some evidence that the propellant can be affected by exposure to moisture.
The composition, which develops a foam upon being dispensed, consists of a nonionic surfactant; a cationic surfactant; a water-soluble or dispersible organic solvent having a vapor pressure of at least 0.001 mm Hg at 25[degrees]C; a chelating agent; a propellant, wherein 30% to 100% by weight of the propellant is n-butane; and water.