TIME RESOLVED SPECTROSCOPY OF EXPLODING WIRES.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The paper reports the design, construction, and calibration of a time resolving spectrograph camera system which was used to study the temperature and opacity as functions of time in plasmas produced by exploding wires of five elements Ag,Au,Al,Cu,Ni the differences in the spectra produced by wires exploded in a vacuum environment and those exploded at atmospheric pressure were also studied. Photographs of the spectra produced by copper wires exploded both in air and in a vacuum environment, and photographs of the system components are included. The recording time at 3000 rps for this instrument was .26 microsec the reciprocal dispersion of the spectrograph and camera was 34.7Amm. The system was astigmatic.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics