FEASIBILITY OF LAUNCHING MICRON-SIZE PARTICLES AT SPEEDS OF 12,000 FT/SEC TO 18,000 FT/SEC.
BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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A technique is described whereby a light gas gun was used to launch micron-size spherical particles of the stable isotope of a radioactive salt at velocities up to 18,000 ftsec. The required sabot was successively retarded, deflected and stopped before reaching the range area. Spark shadowgraph and streak camera techniques were used to observe the particles in free flight. Author
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