Document Type: Research Paper
Malek Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, I. R. Iran
Faculty of Chemistry, Islamic of Azad University, North Branch of Tehran, Tehran, I.R. Iran
Size reduction of high energy materials such as 1, 3, 5, 7-tetranitro- 1, 3, 5, 7-tetraaza cyclooctane (HMX) has considerable influences on improving their explosive characteristics. In this study, nanosized HMX particles were produced using ultrasonically reprecipitation method by applying water as a safe and accessible antisolvent instead of unsafe conventional methods. SEM photographs revealed that much uniform and low agglomerated spherical morphology can be obtained at low concentration of HMX- acetone solution with low temperature antisolvent. These results are achieved from SEM and TEM photographs and Digimizer - Winks software.