Good morning members,
Somewhere in the back of my mind I have a memory of some research and a published article (paper?) that suggested that ammonium nitrate, if of a relatively high nitrate concentration, and if stored in large piles, can over time generate enough internal heat to cause a spontaneous explosion. I believe the work was done following accidental explosions of ammonium nitrate in the USA and Central Europe some years ago, and I believe the results were published in our Journal.
Would someone please confirm whether I’m correct or not? If I am, please can I have access to the relevant research and published articles?