The article entitled “A comparative study of the structure, stability and energetic performance of 5,5¢-bitetrazole-1,1¢-diolate based energetic ionic salts: future high energy density materials” by Moses Abraham, Vikas, D.Ghule and G. Vaitheeswaran from Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials, University of Hyderabad has been recognized as a HOT article for the year 2018 by Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, which is published by Royal Society of Chemistry and made free to access until the end of March 2019.

The work emphasises the relationship between intermolecular interactions and impact sensitivity of energetic materials, in combination with molecular stability and can set as a base for the molecular and crystal design of energetic materials. This approach may provide a fundamental knowledge in designing next-generation explosives, propellants, and pyrotechnics prior to the actual experiments.!divAbstract