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The structure of a self-sustained detonation wave in solid energetic materials was studied using molecular dynamics simulations. Energetic materials are described by the AB model with parameters modified to investigate the detonation-wave structures. It is found that depending on the reaction barrier for the exothermic reactions driving the detonation and the boundary conditions of the sample this simple model exhibits a detonation structure that can range from a planar to a complex turbulent detonation. The different regimes of condensed-phase detonation seen are similar to those observed in gases and diluted liquids.

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Journal of Physics: Conference Series, v. 500, art. 172005