AN EXPERIMENTAL DETERMINATION OF THE GLADSTONE-DALE CONSTANTS FOR DISSOCIATING OXYGEN
TORONTO UNIV DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO) INST FOR AEROSPACE STUDIES
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An experimental determination of the Gladstone-Dale constants for dissociating oxygen was carried out. The result obtained for the specific refractivity of the oxygen molecule was in good agreement with available room- temperature data, indicating that the Gladstone-Dale constants do not appear to change with temperature. A theoretical analysis was also carried out in which expressions for the index of refraction of dissociating and ionizing gases were derived. These results were used in an analysis of the formation of monochromatic and white-light interference patterns in a Mach-Zehnder interferometer. An appendix is included giving a brief summary of as yet uncompleted experimental work to determine the Gladstone-Dale constants for ionizing argon. Another appendix gives details of an exploding wire light source, which was developed to allow the use of a Kerr cell unit to improve the time resolution of the interferograms.
- Physical Chemistry
- Fluid Mechanics