Accession Number:

AD0627007

Title:

INVESTIGATIONS OF THE ELECTRICAL AND OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF ARGON IN A STABILIZED ARC,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-12-21

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The paper reports on the experimental setup developed at the Scientific Research Institute for High Temperatures at the MEI for high-temperature investigations of electrical conductivity, viscosity, thermal conductivity, and emissivity of gases at up to 10,00015,000K it takes the form of an electric arc stabilized by cooled copper walls. The use of such arc chambers in the practical work of physics laboratories offers several advantages, for example, over shock tubes. In particular, it is important to be able to obtain thermodynamic plasma states fairly close to equilibrium for a fairly large current in the high-pressure arc, together with comparative simplicity in setting and adjusting the thermodynamic parameters for the state of the gas in the discharge.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE