Accession Number:

AD0415369

Title:

A PROPOSAL FOR THE STUDY OF COLLISIONAL PROCESSES LEADING TO ELECTRONIC EXCITATION AND IONIZATION BEHIND SHOCKWAVES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

It is proposed to utilize alkali metal vapors to study the fundamental collisional processes leading to ionization and electronic excitation in gases behind strong shockwaves. The advantages which result from the substitution of alkali metal vapors for ordinary gases are presented and a suitable arc-heated test facility is described.

Subject Categories:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE