Accession Number:

AD0643522

Title:

HUGONIOT DATA FROM SHOCK-INDUCED POLARIZATION EXPERIMENTS WITH GAMMA-IRRADIATED POLYETHYLENE.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Low-density polyethylene specimens were exposed in air to gamma radiation in order to produce polar oxide surface regions which generated polarization signals when subjected to intense shock compression. Shock velocities were obtained by polarization measurements, and Hugoniot points between 75 and 192 kilobars were established by graphical procedure. Measurements at 94 kilobars indicated that radiation doses below 2.0 x 10 to the 8th power rads had negligible effect on the Hugoniot. Author-PL

Subject Categories:

  • Plastics
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products
  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE