Accession Number:

AD0263470

Title:

THE ARGMA PLASMA-JET FACILITY. A RESUME - 1958 TO 1960

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ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA

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Report Date:

1961-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

As part of the research program on phenomena in gases at temperatures above 5000 degrees K, a plasma-jet facility was constructed and put into operation in January 1958. The operation and application of this facility from January 1958 to December 1960 is described. The facility features an arc heater system controlled and stabilized by hot graphite electrodes and by a flow of gas parallel to the arc column. It has been used to provide information on gas heater designs for operation at gas temperatures up to 30,000 degrees K, to develop analytic spectroscopic techniques and probe techniques for plasma diagnostics, and to screen materials for high-temperature systems in rockets and reentry vehicles. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE