Accession Number:

AD0689354

Title:

OPTICAL SPECTRA PRODUCED BY 13-gm PENTOLITE SPHERES IN SEVERAL GASES AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-02-12

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

Observations of the luminosity created by 13-gm explosions in air, O2, and N2 have been made with a time-integrated spectrograph and with a microsecond-resolution photodiode. Incomplete identification of the spectral species suggests a wide range of excitations in the three gases from low-energy forbidden O2-band radiation to ionized N2-radiation. The source of these excitations has not been proven, but the circumstantial evidence suggests that explosion particles produce the luminosity during collisions with the ambient gas. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE