EXPLODING WIRE PARTICLE SIZE BY LIGHT SCATTERING MEASUREMENT
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The reddish color seen in photographs of exploding copper wires was assumed to be due in part to the scattering of the blue and green wavelengths of the BH6 mercury lamp used. Accordingly, this scattered light was used to measure particle size by the dissymmetry method. The average value of the predominant particle dimension was found to be time dependent with a value of 1200 A occurring .6 usec before the voltage peak.
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