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International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion
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ISSN Print: 2150-766X
ISSN Online: 2150-7678

International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion

DOI: 10.1615/IntJEnergeticMaterialsChemProp.v4.i1-6.20
pages xvii-xxiii

Historical Lecture on Alfred B. Nobel
ALFRED NOBEL: FROM GUNPOWDER TO BALLISTIT

Bertil Enoksson
Department of Physical Chemistry, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

ABSTRACT

Alfred Nobel was an inventor in many different fields who possessed a rare creative power. His scientific contributions were above all others in the explosives area with epoch-making results also of technical and economic importance: the introduction of high explosives, invention of the detonator, dynamite, blasting gelatin, gelatinous explosives, double base propellant, and progressive powder.


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