MEASUREMENT OF THE ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY OF XENON IN A SHOCK TUBE.
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV
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The electrical conductivity of xenon was measured in a shock tube at gas pressures of about one atmosphere and in the temperature range of 5500K to 9000K. Where ionization equilibrium was achieved immediately behind the shock front, the experimental conductivities were in agreement with the theoretical analyses based on either the Boltzman equation or the Fokker-Plank equation. At Mach numbers below 8 ionization equilibrium was not always achieved and considerable uncertainty exists in correlating the measured conductivity to known gas properties. Author
- Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics