Accession Number:

AD0270157

Title:

A SPARK DISCHARGE FOR WEAPONS EFFECTS SIMULATION (A FEASIBILITY STUDY)

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ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA

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Report Date:

1961-10-27

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

A fully ionized plasma device for the production of gases at extremely high temperatures was constructed and tested. This machine is a linear discharge device of the pinch type. The plasma produced was studied by making Kerr cell photographs, time integrated spectra, and time resolved spectra. The voltage and current wave forms were also recorded. Radiation extending from soft X-rays through the visible spectrum is produced in the spark discharge. Experiments were conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the high intensity transient radiation pulses in producing damage to materials. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE