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A BALLISTIC PENDULUM FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF IMPULSE PRODUCED ON A TARGET MATERIAL BY A FOCUSED LASER BEAM.
ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)
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A ballistic pendulum technique is described for the measurement of impulse produced by vaporisation of material from a surface on which a laser beam is focused. The instrument is capable of measuring impulses in the range 10-1000 dyne sec. Author
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