Accession Number:

AD0404867

Title:

INFRARED SPECTRA AND TEMPERATURES OF PLASMAJETS: SPECTROMETRIC AND SPECTRORADIOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS OF PLASMAJET TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTIONS

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WARNER AND SWASEY CO FLUSHING NY

Report Date:

1963-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

Temperatures of plasmajets were measured by several optical methods and the results intercompared. Both spectrometric and spectroradiometric methods were used. Argon and nitrogen plasma jet temperatures were studied in particular detail. Large temperature gradients were observed in all plasmajets studied. Spectra of plasmas were measured in both emission and absorption over the spectral range 0.37 to 5.0 microns. Substantial emission was observed throughout the entire region. All the plasmas proved to be optically thick measurable absorption in the region of 0.7 - 2.0 microns and optically thin no absorption in the region 0.37 - 0.7 microns.

Subject Categories:

  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE