A SURVEY OF PLASMA DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES.
Final technical rept.
ITEK CORP PALO ALTO CALIF VIDYA DIV
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The status of instrumentation and diagnostic techniques for use with high-temperature plasmas and especially with gases heated in arc-jet heaters are reviewed as of about the middle of 1963. The performance range of arc-jet heaters is discussed to aid in delineating the required measurement regimes. Diagnostic techniques for the following plasma quantities of interest are discussed density, temperature dissociation, ionization and electron density, pressure, enthalpy, and velocity. Attempts are made in many cases to delineate the ranges of validity of the techniques discussed. Author