Receptivity

RECEPTIVITY of the explosive substances (EN: susceptibility of explosives; DE: Empfindlichkeit der Sprengstoffe; FR: susceptibilité des explosifs, réceptivité des explosifs; ES: susceptibilidad de los explosivos; RU: восприимчивость) is the ability of the explosive substances to the explosive transformation in case of the external impact, namely, shock, heating, ignition, irradiation, and others. In the narrower sense, they understand as the receptivity the ability of the explosive substances to the transformation in the form of the detonation, under the impact from the detonation of the other explosive substances, mostly in case of the contact impact, less often in case of the transfer of the detonation through the inert medium (partition).