ELECTRON DENSITY IONIZATION RATE AND APPROACH TO THERMAL EQUILIBRIUM BEHIND SHOCK WAVES BY MEANS OF MICROWAVE TECHNIQUES.
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HEBREW UNIV JERUSALEM (ISRAEL) DEPT OF PHYSICS
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The following subjects are investigated Improvement in .e microwave diagnostics of shock waves Investigations in the details of the time dependence and the shape of the microwave attenuation in shocks of air at pressures of 1 and 5mm of Hg Measurements of the peak microwave attenuation of shock waves in argon and neon The effect of constrictions and taper sections on the shock speed and on the microwave attenuation Experiments with an electrical discharge shock tube Cons.uction of a 4mm Fabry-Perot interferometer Testing a 4mm carcinotron.