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HBT may refer to:

  • HBT (explosive)
  • Haifa Beirut Tripoli Railway
  • Hanbury Brown and Twiss effect
  • Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy
  • Heterojunction bipolar transistor
  • Hidden ball trick
  • Hole-board test
  • Hydrogen breath test
HBT (explosive)

HBT is a bistetrazole. It is an explosive approximately as powerful as HMX or CL-20, but it releases less toxic reaction products when detonated: ammonia and hydrogen cyanide. When combined with ADM or AN oxidizers, the amount of HCN produced by a deflagration may be reduced. The compound is thus considered by its advocates to be a more environmentally friendly explosive than traditional nitroamine-based explosives.