Russian scientists are successfully developing smokeless gunpowder for automobile airbags, under ISTC Project #1882. This powder combusts almost instantaneously at the most important moment, but the airbag will fill with a gas that is harmless to the passenger, not like known compositions today.
The Russian scientists, from the Institute of Chemical Physics RAS, propose to make car safety airbags even safer. Their theoretical and practical investigations have established of which compounds the powder, to combust at the moment of impact in an accident, should be comprised, so that the airbags fill instantly with gases that are harmless to humans and the environment.
“Despite the fact that the vehicles of well-respected car manufacturers have long since been equipped with safety airbags, the gas-generating compositions for them remain far from perfect,” says one of the project authors, Candidate of Chemical Science David Lempert. “The problem is that the requirements of these compositions are incredibly strict, numerous and at times difficult to make compatible.”
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