Accession Number:

AD0658825

Title:

ELECTRODE PHENOMENA IN A HIGH CURRENT 20 NANOSECOND SPARK.

Descriptive Note:

Physical sciences research papers no. 335,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Reported here are some direct observations of the development of optical phenomena related to initial electrode processes in a 4000 A spark discharge of approximately 10 to 20 nsec duration in 1 atmosphere air, gap 0.85mm. The development of directed flares originating from the anode spot is photographed by means of a 8 nsec Kerr cell shutter and is tentatively identified as a directed explosive type of erosion, which was predicted. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE