INVESTIGATION OF SEVERAL HIGH TEMPERATURE REACTIONS INVOLVING CYANOGEN AND LIKE COMPOUNDS AS HIGH BRIGHTNESS CHEMICAL PYROTECHNIC SOURCES
Summary rept. 2 Jan 1964-1 Aug 1968
TEMPLE UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA RESEARCH INST
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The use of a cyanogen-oxygen gaseous detonation system has been demonstrated successfully to pump both neodymium and ruby solid state lasers. Several types of pumping fixtures have been evaluated and the energy input in terms of radiation temperature have been correlated to mixture ratio, initial pressure, ignition geometry, and vessel geometry. A complete study of the radiation output of the cyanogen-oxygen gaseous detonation system including the effect of inert gas addition helium, argon and xenon was undertaken. The radiation temperature of the cyanogen-oxygen detonation using 52 cyanogen with the initial system pressure at 3 atm was 6300K. The use of inert additives yielded temperatures as high as 8000K. Emission spectra were taken of the detonation together with detonation velocity measurements.
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