Blue Flame Pyrotechnic Compositions: A Concise Review

Alessandro E. Contini

Abstract: A brief historical background to the development of effective pyrotechnic blue flame compositions, including strobing formulas, from the 19th century to the present day, is presented. The latest prevailing theories on blue flame generation are discussed and a list of some effective modern formulations is given.
Keywords: Pyrotechnic illumination, blue flame, copper salts, copper oxides.

Ref: JPyro, Issue 29, 2010, pp3-11

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