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Verreault, J., and Higgins, A.J., "Initiation of detonation by conical projectiles," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 33, Issue 2, 2011, pp. 2311-2318.
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Tang, F.D., Goroshin, G., and Higgins, A.J., "Modes of particle combustion in iron dust flames," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 33, Issue 2, 2011, pp. 1975-1982.
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Petel, O.E., and Higgins, A.J., "Shock wave propagation in dense particle suspensions," Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 108(11), 2010, pp. 4918-4931.
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Tanguay, V., Goroshin, S., Higgins, A.J., and Zhang, F., "Aluminum particle combustion in high-speed detonation products," Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 181, Issue 4, April 2009, pp. 670-693.
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Jetté, F.X., Goroshin, S., Higgins, A.J., and Lee, J.J., "Experimental Investigation of Gasless Detonation in Metal-Sulfur Compositions," Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves, Vol. 45, Number 2, March 2009, pp. 211-217.
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Tang, F.D., Goroshin, S., Higgins, A.J., and Lee, J.H.S., "Flame propagation and quenching in iron dust clouds," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 32, Issue 2, 2009, pp. 1905-1912.
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Tang, F.D., Higgins, A.J., and Goroshin, S., "The effect of discreteness on heterogeneous flames: propagation limits in regular and random particle arrays," Combustion Theory and Modelling, Vol. 13, Issue 2, 2009, pp. 319-341.
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Tanguay, V., Higgins, A.J., and Zhang, F., "A Simple Analytic Model for Reactive Particle Ignition in Explosives," Propellants, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics, Vol. 32, Issue 5, October, 2007, pp. 371-384.
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Goroshin, S., Mamen, J., Higgins, A., Bazyn, T., Glumac, N., and Krier, H., "Emission Spectroscopy of Flame Fronts in Aluminum Suspensions," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 31, Issue 2, January 2007, pp. 2011-2019.
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Petel, O.E., Mack, D., Higgins, A.J., Turcotte R., and Chan, S.K., "Minimum Propagation Diameter and Thickness of High Explosives," Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, Vol. 20, No. 4, July, 2007, pp.578-583.
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Higgins, A.J., "Ram Accelerators: Outstanding Issues and New Directions," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 22, No. 6, November-December, 2006, pp. 1170-1187.
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Ram Accelerators: Outstanding Issues and New Directions [PDF - 1.77 MB] [.pdf]

Goroshin, S., Higgins, A.J., Jiang, L., MacKay, K., and Ashrit, P.V., "Gasless combustion-driven heating elements for materials experiments in space," Journal Microgravity Science and Technology, Vol. 16, pp. 322-327.
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Ng, H.D., Higgins, A.J., Kiyanda, C.B., Radulescu, M.I., Lee, J.H.S., Bates, K.R., Nikiforakis, N., "Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Analysis of One-Dimensional Pulsating Detonations," Combustion Theory and Modelling, Vol. 9, No. 1, February 2005, pp. 159-170.
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Ng, H.D., Radulescu, M.I., Higgins, A.J., Nikiforakis, N., and Lee, J.H.S., "Numerical Invesitagtion of the Instability for One-Dimensional Chapman-Jouguet Detonations with Chain-Branching Kinetics," Combustion Theory and Modelling, Vol. 9, No. 3, August 2005, pp. 385-401.
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Radulescu, M.I., Sharpe, G.J., Lee, J.H.S., Kiyanda, C., Higgins, A.J., Hanson, R.K., "The Ignition Mechanism in Irregular Structure Gaseous Detonations," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 30, Issue 2, January 2005, pp. 1859-1867
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Tanguay, V., and Higgins, A.J., "The Channel Effect: Coupling of the Detonation and the Precursor Shock by Precompression of the Explosive," Journal of Applied Physics, 96(9), 2004, pp. 4894-4902.
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Tanguay, V., and Higgins, A.J., "The Channel Effect: Influence of Boundary Layers on the Precursor Shock Wave," Journal of Applied Physics, 95(11), 2004, pp. 6159-6166.
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Radulescu, M.I., Higgins, A.J., Lee, J.H.S., and Murray, S.B., "An Experimental Investigation of the Direct Initiation of Cylindrical Detonations," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 480, 2003, pp. 1-24.
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Jetté, F.X., Yoshinaka, A.C., Higgins, A.J., and Zhang, F., "Effect of Scale and Confinement on Gap Tests for Liquid Explosives," Propellants, Explosives, and Pyrotechnics, Vol. 28, Issue 5, 2003, pp. 240-248.
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Romano, M.P., Radulescu, M.I., Higgins, A.J., and Lee, J.H.S., "Sensitization of Pentane-Oxygen Mixtures to DDT via Cool Flame Oxidation," Combustion and Flame, Vol. 132, 2003, pp. 387-394.
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Kiyanda, C.B., Tanguay, V., Higgins, A.J., and Lee, J.H.S., "Effect of Transient Gas Dynamic Processes on the Impulse of Pulse Detonation Engines," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 18, No. 5, September 2002, 1124-1126.
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(first page only) Romano, M.P., Radulescu, M.I., Higgins, A.J., Lee, J.H.S., Pitz, W.J., and Westbrook. C.K., "Sensitization of Hydrocarbon-Oxygen Mixtures to Detonation via Cool Flame Oxidation," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2002, pp. 2833-2838.
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Radulescu, M.I., Higgins, A.J., Lee, J.H.S., and Murray, S.B., "On the Explosion Length Invariance in Direct Initiation of Detonation," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 28, 2000, pp. 637-644.
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Lee, J.H.S. and Higgins, A.J., "Comments on Criteria for Direct Initiation of Detonation," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A, Vol. 357, No. 1764, 1999, pp. 3503-3521.
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Higgins, A.J., Radulescu, M.I., and Lee, J.H.S., "Initiation of Cylindrical Detonation by Rapid Energy Deposition along a Line," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol. 27, 1999, pp. 2215-2223.
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Higgins, A.J., Knowlen, C., and Bruckner, A.P., "Ram Accelerator Operating Limits Part 1: Identification of Limits," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 14, 1998, pp. 951-958.
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Ram Accelerator Operating Limits, Part 1: Identification of Limits [PDF - 2.07 MB] [.pdf]
Higgins, A.J., Knowlen, C., and Bruckner, A.P., "Ram Accelerator Operating Limits Part 2: Nature of Observed Limits," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 14, 1998, pp. 959-966.
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Articles/chapters in books and monographs

Higgins, A.J., Pinard, P., Yoshinaka, A., and Lee, J.H.S., "Sensitization of Fuel-Air Mixtures for Deflagration to Detonation Transition," High-Speed Deflagration and Detonation: Fundamentals and Control, Elex-KM Publishers, Moscow, Russia, 2001, pp. 45-62.

Working papers

Higgins, A.J., Petel, O., Jette, F.X., "A Simple Shock Wave-Based Mechanism for Forward-Accelerated Fragment Generation from Anti-Satellite Impacts"
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A Simple Shock Wave-Based Mechanism for Forward-Accelerated Fragment Generation from Anti-Satellite Impacts [PDF - 249.58 KB] [.pdf]

Conference presentations/papers

Tanguay, V., and Higgins, A.J., "Coupling of the Precursor Shock Wave and the Detonation in Channels Lined with PETN," AIAA-2003-0246, 41st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, January, 2003.
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A.J. Higgins, "A Comparison of Distributed Injection Hypervelocity Accelerators," AIAA 97-2897, 33rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Seattle, WA, July, 1997.
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A Comparison of Distributed Injection Hypervelocity Accelerators [PDF - 565.52 KB] [.pdf]

Conference proceedings

Petel, O.E., Mack, D., Higgins, A.J., Turcotte, R., and Chan, S.K., "Comparison of the Detonation Failure Mechanism in Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Explosives," Proceedings of the 13th International Detonation Symposium, Norfolk, Virginia, July, 2006.
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Tanguay, V., and Higgins, A.J., "Comparison of Critical Conditions for Initiation of Porous PETN by Shock Waves Transmitted from Solids and Gases," Shock Compression of Condensed Matter 2003, edited by M.D. Furnish, Y.M. Gupta, and J.W. Forbes, American Institute of Physics, Portland, Oregon, July 20-25, 2003, pp. 1049-1052.
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Comparison of Critical Conditions for Initiation of Porous PETN by Shock Waves Transmitted from Solids and Gases [PDF - 53.2 KB] [.pdf]

Higgins, A.J., Jetté, F.X., Yoshinaka, A., and Zhang, F., "Initiation of Detonation in Liquid Explosives by Reflected Shock Wave," 12th International Detonation Symposium, San Diego, California, August, 2002.
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Higgins, A.J., Jetté, F.X., Yoshinaka, A.C., Lee, J.H.S., and Zhang, F., "Detonation Initiation in Preshocked Liquid Explosives," Shock Compression of Condensed Matter-2001, edited by M.D. Furnish, N.N. Thadhani, and Y.Horie, American Institute of Physics, Atlanta, Georgia, June 24 -29, 2001, pp. 1023-1026.

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