Historical Perspective and Contribution of U.S. Researchers Into the Field of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis (SHS)/Combustion Synthesis (CS): Personal Reflections

Report No. ARL-SR-163
Authors: James W. McCauley; Jan A. Puszynski
Date/Pages: July 2008; 80 pages
Abstract: This report presents an historical perspective and contributions of U.S. researchers into the field of Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis (SHS)/Combustion Synthesis (CS) and personal reflections of the authors from about 1976 to the present for a special meeting in Chernogolovka, Russia – SHS-40 – celebrating 40 years of SHS research (International Conference on Historical Aspects of SHS in Different Countries, 22–27 October 2007, Chernogolovka, Russia). The review is presented in the context of the pioneering publication of Merzhanov, Skhiro, and Borovinskaya in 1967 and their subsequent activities. Included in the appendices are the power point charts used by the authors: part 1 by McCauley describes work in the U.S. from 1976 to 1996 and part 2 by Puszynski similarly for 1996 to the present.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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